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I am Arpan Shrestha - founder of Nepali Artisans

My name is Arpan Shrestha and I have been living in Cleveland, Ohio for almost 10 years after I moved from Nepal. I owned a handicraft business back home. I had been introduced to handicraft products since I was a kid. My uncle owned a couple of stores that sold handmade souvenirs to tourists. I used to help him manage his store during winter vacations. The craftsmanship and the intricacy of the handcrafted products always fascinate me. That’s what inspired me to open my own handmade souvenir store shortly after I graduated high school. I ran a handicraft business for 11 years. After I moved to the US, I went to a college and landed on an internship and acontracting job for few years. However, I was...

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Story behind beautiful creations

Meet Shova Magar, she is one of the artisans who made your glass bead bracelet. Shova is 29 years old and comes from eastern hilly region of Nepal. She moved to Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) with her husband and six year old son in search of better employment opportunity. Due to lack of education and skills, Shova could not find a sustainable job until after she came in contact with our partnered organization in Kathmandu where she received training to crochet. The glass bead bracelets we have showcased in our website are a product of the skillsets Shova and many other artisans like her has acquired through such trainings.   Today, Shova is one of the fine artisans. She is...

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