“I grew up in a village and did not have the opportunity to go to school. We would farm, collect firewood and cut grass for cattle. We barely had any money or possessions. When I had a daughter, I decided she would have a different life, a good education. So I moved to Kathmandu where there’s more opportunity.
In Kathmandu I did intense back-breaking construction work before I found a GoodWeave certified factory. Working here I’ve managed to keep both my son and daughter in school. My son is very naughty, always stirring trouble. He wants to be a doctor and loves Taekwondo. My daughter is wise beyond her years.” -Uma, maker in Nepal