Empowers people from marginalised section of society and survivors of sex-trafficking by generating sustainable livelihood opportunities

  • Started: 2001
  • Kolkata, West Bengal


Joyya is formed through the merger of three companies named Freeset, Minimal Apparel and Common Goods. It empowers people by providing employment oppo Read morertunities to produce handmade products using environmentally friendly techniques. Provides education in literacy and management. Extends childcare support to the needy in their workforce. Provides growth opportunities and an interest-free loan program along with health and retirement plans. Runs various programs through their social arm Joyya Collective to address the needs of the people from different sections: Merry Mashis’: Caring for the elderly School Replacement: Educate kids during lockdown period. Legal Aid: Offers free legal counseling and representation. Sewing School: Provides vocational and domestic sewing training. Advanced Art classes: Conducts art classes for kids. COVID Medical Program: Provides vaccinations and covers medical expenses during the COVID pandemic. Youth clubs: Establishes safe spaces for kids to have fun and be kids! Runs online retail shops in countries like the USA, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, UK and also takes customized orders from other parts of the world. Formerly engaged in activities to empower and provide employment to victims of sex trafficking. Provides sustainable livelihood by making and selling bags, tee-shirts, scarves, and hand-woven fabrics. Provides counseling and care for the staff and community, conduct literacy classes to educate on the topics of management, finances etc., and helps in child care. Provides support and help to sex workers to start a freedom business through Freeset Business Incubator, offering a three-week Freedom Encounter course to understand the Freedom Business and start their own.


  • Clothing
  • Human Rights
  • Employment
  • Legal
  • Human Rights
  • Child & Youth Development
  • Health
  • Senior Citizens
  • Gender
  • Skill Development
  • Livelihoods
  • Clothing
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Supply Chain
  • Minority

Sub Sectors

  • Vocational Training
  • Women Empowerment
  • Youth
  • Informal Education


Project Location


172 Ramesh Dutta Street

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

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