Mahila Umang Producers Company Ltd. is a collective of self-help groups and producer – members engaged in promoting sustainable livelihoods through establishment of micro enterprises. The objective of Umang is to initiate pro-poor enterprises directly controlled by producer members based on the principles of Fair Trade and guided by the concerns of ecology, economics and equity.
The organization is guided and governed by a Board selected from the producer- members and led by a team of professionals from the region, with the aim to reach the maximum share of the consumers rupee to each producer member. It is Umang’s belief that those who purchase their products are directly assisting resource poor households “through Fair Trade and not Aid”.
Mahila Umang Producers Company Limited, was formally registered on 9 January 2009, under section 9A of the Companies Act,1956. Umang is located in a tiny hamlet- Naini, 9 kms outside Ranikhet town in Almora District of Uttarakhand.