For HERD, it was a proud moment when its vision of combining social entrepreneurship with rural sustainability found fruition in Bindu. Bindu had been making dolls since 2003; she started by experimenting with POP left over from a home renovation and grew into an undying passion. With no formal training but sheer determination and love for what she did, she mastered the art of doll making and now teaches young girls from poor families, providing them with employment opportunities through this craft. HERD Foundation mentored Bindu and helped establish and grow her SME.
The dolls are made using cloth & POP. Old clothes collected through donations are washed and cut up to be used as filling. The dolls are decorated with pretty clothes and jewelry, all designed and hand-made by Bindu and her students and adorned with beautiful faces with individual expressions painted by Bindu.