Started as volunteer to support a group of 5-8 girls in neighbouring slum squaters by providing them design and market trends,training for making jewellery. Formally incepted in the year 2000 Manjeen started working on the principels of fair trade to provide an effective support system to the marginalized / underprivileged artisan’s/ Craftsmen from the field of unorganized production of handicrafts sector in and around Delhi. Manjeen looks at its association with fair trade as an opportunity to serve the artisan´s, their community and bring just and fair trade in the process to eliminate poverty & exploitation to uplift artisan´s quality of life. The major problem faced by artisans / Crafts people is that they are bound in their struggle for survival to money- lenders, traders or middlemen for credit and raw materials and they are obliged to sell their products to them at a minimal price. In elimination of this problem Manjeen takes maximum care to its strength in providing financial safeguards to its associates or member groups
Manjeen uses Fair Trade as a tool to bring changes in the contemporary trade system by providing multiple opportunities to artisan´s and their communities to develop their socio- economic conditions for a better life and a brighter future Schedule. It makes more socially responsible and answerable to the artisan´s community, with whom we are associated in particular, being open and transparent in our work culture. An opportunity to make or bring a change in the present trade system. To become a member of conscious citizens of the world and voice for the just and fair world.