Despite keeping spotlessly clean homes, many Indians have no choice but to relieve themselves in the open. This is largely due to the states failure to extend basic sanitation to over 6 MILLION people who have no toilet at home. These conditions pose obvious health and personal safety risks, particularly to women and girls.
Our founder, having visited the village of Mundali, witnessed firsthand the untenable conditions caused by the lack of sanitation facilities. This experience left him in shock and bereft of words but also galvanized his resolve to launch PROJECT SEHER. Seher, a popular girls name in India, means dawn or early morning, giving our project dual meaning of both bringing light to the lives of women and children, as well as a nod to facilitating a fresh start to their day with safe and private morning ablution space. The objective of this project is to empower communities to build and hygienically maintain sanitation facilities that will lead to healthier and safer communities. The goal is to build 80 toilets across multiple geographies that will accommodate our entire artisan population. Our maiden project is well underway in Mundali, the village that inspired PROJECT SEHER.
With each Trunkin purchase of these intricately crafted goods, you will personally help these rural artists achieve economic stability and bring public services to their communities.
The folks at Trunkin and over 700 artisan partners are deeply grateful for your virtual visit to their gallery. They are confident you will find high quality and unique treasures to compliment homes for years to come.
TRUNKIN is an international social enterprise founded in 2020 and based in New Delhi India and New Jersey USA. Our core mission is to help artisans across India survive the economic disruption triggered by the pandemic and climate vulnerabilities while improving conditions of village life. Our unique business model fuels a much-needed revenue stream that directly benefits the artisans and their communities.
Led by a group of seasoned manufacturing and export professionals and in partnership with local artisan communities, Trunkin delivers carefully hand-crafted heirloom quality home décor. In addition, we offer in-house design, customize packaging and labeling services. We combine the economic benefits of the import market with the simplicity of doing business with a local team and domestic fulfillment capabilities.