Dear All,
 
Thank you for your love and support so far for DharaviMarket.com. We started very small with minimum investment, were testing out an idea which we thought deserves a chance and have come a long way.
 
In the 2.5 years of our existence, we have grown by almost 60% each year, handcrafted approximately 1 lakh products, exported goods to 5 continents, created around 100 contractual jobs, increased craftsmen income by 15-20% and helped changed the perception of Dharavi from a poverty stricken ghetto to a skilled, manufacturing hub full of talented, hardworking artisans. We have been covered by several international and local media including BBC, Aljazeera, Forbes, CNBC TV 18, The Economic Times, etc.
 
Our initial basic investment was used to put the basic website in place and some working capital. We now need to take this initiative forward by creating a brand for Dharavi, creating inventory, promoting and marketing it and start vocational training programs to upgrade the skills of the craftsmen.
 
For this we have designed a few samples along with Accessory design students at NIFT fashion school. We wish to buy certain tools and machines under our social program to make sure the quality of good produced is on par with international standards.
 
To fund this, we have started our first crowdfunding platform. We request you to contribute and share the link on facebook and spread the word. Campaign details are in the link below.
 
We have always been overwhelmed with the love, support and faith you have shown for this venture and helped us believe in ourselves. We promise to deliver again and do a great job with your help.