Basha, a social business based in Bangladesh, creates a distinctive range of home textiles, jewellery and accessories. Basha textile products feature a traditional Bengali technique known as Kantha, the straight, even stitching together of layers of saris.
Through dignified work, Basha provides a sustainable livelihood for women at risk and survivors of trafficking. Women gain job skills and the opportunity to develop into leaders and entrepreneurs in a healthy, healing environment. Each woman’s story varies, but for each, her circumstances have put her at high risk of harm or resulted in her exploitation.
Basha’s vision is to continue to grow as long as there are women in Bangladesh in need of dignified work. Basha dreams of a day when women are not at risk of exploitation and don’t live in fear.
In the Bengali language, Basha means “house” and Asha means “hope”.
Basha is building a house of hope for women in Bangladesh.