Pankh is a social enterprise headquartered in Chikodi - Karnataka.
PANKH VISION :
Our Vision at Pankh is to provide “Pankh” or wings of hope to the needy, to help them grow, develop and “fly” in life.
Story of Pankh Foundation :
Pankh Foundation was established in 2008 by Gouree Manjarekar to help the needy by regular donation activities. The foundation regularly donated to old aged homes, orphanages and slums. She knew several like-minded people and colleagues who were interested in donations but were looking out for a proper channel through which they could reach out to the needy. Pankh foundation initiated its ground work by identifying the needy and started donating regularly. Headquartered in a small place, Chikodi in the hinterland of North Karnataka, the foundation has had several initiatives focused on rural under-privileged women and children that went on to make their lives better in more ways than one.
Story of Pankh Handicrafts
In 2014 , a team consisting Gouree, Sanket, Smruti and Manish came together and thought of making a more sustainable impact on the lives of rural women. That was how Pankh Handicrafts was started. Pankh Handicrafts aims to educate, encourage and empower the less fortunate. It started by providing unskilled women with valuable & relevant skills and a platform to apply these skills, thereby enabling them to have a sustainable source of income and providing them with a means to financial independence.
Pankh works on a double charity basis. On the one hand, they provide livelihood to the women and on the other, a part of the profit made at Pankh is put back into the society by donating (via the Pankh Foundation) kiddy packs, blankets, jackets, uniforms, etc. which are fabricated by the women at Pankh.
Pankh has been constantly working towards plastic- free - living and introducing products which are eco- friendly and alternatives to plastic. Regularly campaigning for a plastic free world, the aim is to minimize plastic usage in day to day activities.
Apart from the donation activities, Pankh has been constantly organizing awareness activities through sessions with learned panelists.
What our Clients say
“I just received the new set of masks made by Pankh for BBCh and they are wonderful ! I’m loving it. Thank you so much for the lovely work all of you have put together. All the good wishes”
Suman PaulDKP Architects, Cycling enthusiast
“We have ordered bags twice from Pankh and also gloves and masks. I have always found the experience to be very transparent and the approach to be very professional. At the same time, there is always the angle of every item being handmade and supporting livelihood of women from Chikodi and Belgaum. All the best team Pankh. It's an absolute recommended company to use for all and every item of ancillary use in business and also great gifting concepts”
Sanjay GuhaCEO of Acquist group
I ordered a few ladies wallets. The quality is very good. It was excellent value for money. Thank you, team Pankh. Keep up the good work.
Sweeny NavalkarHead of "For Heaven's Bake"
“I recently ordered few face masks, they are very comfortable, made of good quality cotton cloth, easy to wear , we can easily breath through it and they are washable. I would highly recommend the products of Pankh Handicrafts. All the products are made with utter care, innovative ideas and are user friendly. Thank you Pankh for the amazing products"
Arati KulkarniHappy Client
"I am extremely pleased with the scrubs manufactured by Pankh Handicrafts. The material is very light, yet gives scope for stretching and is comfortable. The colors are sober and the stitch is very good. These scrubs are perfect for long working hours especially in ICUs. It's been a very satisfying experience buying with Pankh and supporting women empowerment too".
“I have been using products made by this group for quite a while now....be it small pouches or shopping bags, they are very handy and quite unique, eye-catching pieces. Recently ordered a few OT gowns and other hospital related items and was surprised to find them quite breathable and comfortable to work in. Highly recommend Pankh for economical, high quality , reusable items with quick cashless delivery. Keep up the good work!”
Sucheta MatondkarPediatric dentist
“We recently got few cotton masks which are of good quality, very comfortable to wear and easily breathable. We also got few fridge vegetables bags and travel pouches which are very useful". #vocalforlocal
Ketaki BhagwatHappy Client
Founder and Director Mrs Gouree Manjarekar has been awarded “Indian Women Excellence and Leadership award 2019” in the category of NGO and rural Entrepreneurship by Shri. Suresh Prabhu – Hon Commerce and Industries Minister, Govt of India at Vigyaan Bhavan, New Delhi. This award was supported by Make in India, Startup India and NSIC.
Pankh was represented at the 5th world congress on women held at Tata auditorium , Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore . She was felicitated by Ex Sr Scientist ISRO Shri Nagraj S R. This was an international congress held for the first time in India.
Awarded as women achiever of the year by KLE academy of higher education and research , Institute of Physiotherapy.
Awarded with “ Women achiever – MANINI award by AIMS College Sankeshwar.
Women achiever award by Lead.