In 2000 WF opened a Dhaka shop 'Maheela'. The shop is located in Naxal, at the same location as WF's Head Office. The shop was established to generate income for those who produce dhaka. Maheela is a Nepalese word meaning 'woman'.
Maheela as just another dhaka clothing and craft shop is a
misrepresentation. Maheela is much more than simply a source of income for the
It is an effort on WF's part representing continuity,
self-sustainability. Maheela is actually not primarily a shop, but a way to
make WF programs and the women WF supports independent and hence, an integral
part of the WF network.
shop stocks a large variety of products made by the women in the
shelter. Most of the products are made of traditional dhaka
aspects of WF are interwoven and the shop is an intimate part of WF being
connected with other programs.
WF has produced a catalogue of dhaka scarves and shawls which are available via mail order. To view WF's product range, click on the icon in the index list to the left of the page.