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The Charity

The charity you are supporting is Project Mala UK.

Project Mala is an action programme for the elimination of child labour from the hand-knotted carpet industry in India. Founded in the UK in 1989, it has four trustees plus four additional patrons.

Two of the names you might well know; they are Mark Tully who was a regular face on BBC television for a few decades, reporting regularly from India and actress Felicity Kendal being the other.

The head office for the charity is in York and all sponsorships throughout the world are handled from the UK by just two part time people. Today, 80% of the funding comes from individual child sponsorship.

Project Mala seeks out working children in remote villages of eastern Uttar Pradesh, India and gives them quality education in four R¿s: reading, writing, arithmetic and respect. Respect for others and the environment as well as self-respect in personal hygiene good manners.

Project Mala’s work reminds you that you were lucky as you had a good start in life…. and now you are in a position to help others.

Further information on Project Mala, including their vision, history, mission statement and successes can be found on their website at

Project Mala is registered charity number 801953 .