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Why Choose Us
Prapanjam is a rural handicrafts venture producing eco-friendly, green products. Prapanjam is entirely
powered by, and hence empowering, rural women. We, at Prapanjam, are a sincere effort to bring to
limelight the many creative and niche craft skillset of these rural women and enable them with
sustainable employment/income.

Founded in 2008 by Thiru Kumaran Muthiah, an engineer from the MIT, chennai and an experienced
professional in offshore development, Prapanjam is a vision for creating self sustainable villages.
Prapanjam was initially started with 10 women from T.Kallupatti village near Madurai, TN. Today, women
from nearly 21 adjoining villages are a part of this initiative adding a lot of creative value and quality to
the product line. You can read more about us at http://www.prapanjam.in

About Prapanjam
* Prapanjam has a dedicated design, R&D studio to add more creative and innovative products. All the teams are leaded by village women not the professionals.
* Prapanjam has a dedicated Quality Control to ensure good quality of the products.
* Prapanjam has a dedicated HR team to ensure high employee morale and their well-being
* Prapanjam has a distributed production line to ensure continuous availability of our products.
* Prapanjam is approved by Factory Act of India and is certified by SSI
* Prapanjam can work with your designers to create custom products and/or branding
* Prapanjam can easily scale for large volume orders. We have had the experience and ability to scale to

Problem Statement we are focusing on:
* Steady increase in number of school drop-outs in rural areas due to parents lacking a sustainable source of income.
* Urban migration on the rise and steady decline in employment opportunities and income in rural India leading to the slow death of villages and strangulation of cities.
* Evident lack of awareness among rural population about various government schemes leading to widespread misappropriation of funds, rampant poverty, corruption and decline in self esteem among rural masses.
* Mahatma Gandhi's vision - "India's soul is in her villages and her up-liftment is possible only through the up-liftment of her rural masses" - This still is a dream.
* World is in urgent need of ideas and products that are eco friendly and ensure the sustainability of mother earth

Our Solution in Mahatma's vision:
* Generate rural employment to ensure zero migration and best use of locally available resources
* Enable rural women to earn a regular income to ensure continuation of child's education
* Produce eco friendly alternates from farm waste and surplus for office and home use and be part of the anti-global warming movement.
* Create awareness among urban masses and companies on the need for rural development .
* Approach corporates and like minded individuals and institutions for support.
* Prapanjam strongly believes - "it is always better to teach fishing than giving the fish".

Happy Facts:
* 100% Hand Made By Rural Women.
* Supports Anti Global Warming.
* Raw materials are usually the waste or surplus from farming.
* Supports Waste management.
* Wide range of products from Creative Rural Women.
* Highly customizable products based on your requirement.
* Re-investment of more than 90% of the profit to rural development activities.
Founded in 2008
101 - 200 People
Verification Type:
Tamil Nadu, India
Year Established:
Business Type:
Manufacturer, Buying Office, Distributor/Wholesaler
Main Products:
Banana Fiber Bags,Banana Rope,Banana Fiber Bags,Potpurri bags,Range of Orbs,Laptop Pouches,Mobile Pouches,Trays,Bowls,Corporate Gifts,Eco Friendly Gifts,Dry Flowers,Interior Decorators,Banana fiber hat and cap,Ladies Hand bag,Designer Handbag,Customised gift,Eco Friendly,
Main Markets:
North America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Mid East, Eastern Asia
Total Annual Revenue:
Below US$1 Million

Enterprise core competence

Trade Capability
Export Percentage:1% - 10%
OEM Capability
OEM Experience:0 years


US $1 - 1.5/Bag
10 Bags(Min. Order)
US $2 - 4/Pack
10 Pieces(Min. Order)
US $2 - 5/Piece
10 Pieces(Min. Order)
US $0.5/Box
10 Boxes(Min. Order)
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