At the age of six, Laxmi Shresta helped her mother and two sisters to roll woollen thread in a carpet factory in Nepal. Now Laxmi lives at a RUGMARK rehabilitation center and attends school nearby. RUGMARK pays for her tuition, books, uniforms, food and lodging. Laxmi plans to continue her studies through high school.

© 2000 Romano


RUGMARK is a global nonprofit organization working to end illegal child labor and offer educational opportunities for children in India, Nepal and Pakistan. 

The RUGMARK label is your best assurance that no illegal child labor was employed in the manufacture of
a carpet like Option888 or other rugs.

RUGMARK Foundation 
733 15th Street, NW, Suite 912, Washington, D.C. 20005 USA Phone: (202) 347-4205  Fax: (202) 347-4885  Email:

Last Updated: March 16, 2005


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