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February 10, 2014

Bano Fatima, Weaver’s Hut, South Delhi, India

poverty, birth mortality, children, environment

Bano lives in a small rural community where social stigma and economic exploitation are commonplace. She founded a small-scale enterprise, Weaver’s Hut, to help a small community of fabric weavers overcome societal obstacles by teaching them life skills and providing a forum to sell their products.


Bano had the vision, but needed technical and communications skills to make Weaver’s Hut a success. Through HP LIFE, Bano learned how to use technology to set up and manage accounts, track expenses, and make more impactful presentations that give her a competitive edge.


Bano envisions growing Weaver’s Hut to include additional small weaver communities, achieving economic success while driving social change. 


Bano is one of five Global South entrepreneurs that was nominated for an HP LIFE entrepreneurship award in 2013. Please view the other four entrepreneur stories featured at By sharing these inspiring stories with others, you can earn 2 Global Citizen points.

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11/9/2013 5:00:21 AM

You are a legend

Peter Green

9/3/2013 10:56:28 AM


Bhavitha M

8/28/2013 5:52:53 AM

Great woman

Umesh Sajjanar

8/28/2013 5:12:56 AM

Great contribution by both Bano and HP

Manoj Kamath

8/28/2013 5:01:38 AM

Kudos to Bano + HP!! Great accomplishment!

Nagaraj Balakrishnan

8/28/2013 4:46:34 AM

Great Job

Syam Naga

8/28/2013 4:41:16 AM

Wonderful work

Gina Smith

8/18/2013 7:18:13 PM

What a great idea ! I wish you all the success in the world !

Pamela Jarrett

8/15/2013 8:17:27 AM

Wonderful accomplishments by all five!!! How do I nominate someone for next year? I did vote. Thank you.

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