Devi Oral History Interview
Devi and her sisters have owned Karma Nepal Crafts for the past six years and up until the pandemic was running a flourishing business, with profits going towards helping provide their female handicraftsmen in Nepal earn a fair wage.
They began their business as a temporary stall in the NY summer street fairs before finally venturing into a retail storefront.
With two storefronts in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Karma Nepal Crafts struggled to keep both locations alive during the early lockdown days. They closed their doors for five months, and after reopening took all the necessary precautions to ensure their customers would remain safe.
Since the lockdown, Devi had to relocate her business due to rent issues and there are worries about keeping it alive in the long run.
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Sanjana Nigam
Collection: Sanjana Nigam Fellowship Project
Item History: 2022-07-01 (created); 2022-07-06 (modified)
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