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A jewellery lover who turned the fortunes of a distressed tribal community by using ‘Bamboo’

A jewellery lover and an art enthusiast, Saloni Sacheti, an SBI Youth for India Fellow, is empowering the tribals of Dagadpada, in Dangs district of Gujarat, by engaging them into an alternative livelihood source of Bamboo Jewellery making. The primary occupation of the tribals there is agriculture and manual labour. But they suffer from huge water scarcity post monsoon and hence migrate seasonally. On the other hand, this region has a huge production of bamboo. Connecting the dots, Saloni founded BAANSULI – Bamboo Artisans Social and economic Upliftment Initiative – which engages the tribals in the production and marketing of beautiful bamboo jewellery that stands out for its more ‘finished, durable and contemporary’ look.

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