Shilpa founded in 1992 is a service –oriented, Social Welfare organization, secular in character, non-profit Public charitable registered trust, registered under the trust act. It is committed to the social and economic development of Rural Artisans both woman and men. Its main area of operation is the State of Karnataka in South India.
Shilpa’s support to Artisans take the form of marketing their products, enabling them to participate in various Fairs and Exhibitions, providing training, improving design and developing the artisans and crafts people into groups for participation in sustainable income generation activities.
Shilpa’s credo is “Empowerment through Self – Help”. Artisans are encouraged to find out their own solutions to their problems, to develop necessary skills, both in crafts and in managing their businesses, Shilpa acts as a facilitator, producer Shilpa helps and induces people in fair trade and other income generation activities.