Volunteer General Support India

Presentation Solid & Paces Crafts


Solid Crafts is one of the 2 pillars of the not for profit organisation Solid. www.solidinternational.be
Instagram: Solid Crafts

Solid Crafts focuses on exclusive handicrafts & fair employment for women and donates the profits of this social business to support-programs for children or young girls.

We are convinced that cooperation between socially responsible companies and social organisations is an effective and sustainable way of combatting poverty in the long term.

In Peru, we have already proven that pooling resources in this way works: there, we set up a successful handknitting workshop where the ladies earn a fair wage and all the profit goes towards supporting women, teenage mothers and their children. 

Our Belgian team is responsible for seeking out and supporting customers, which has already given rise to some excellent collaborative projects with large and small brands and retailers.

A years ago we started setting up the same concept in India:

Paces Crafts is our handweaving and handknitting unit in the city of Ranchi in the State of Jharkhand .With Paces crafts we aim to provide sustainable employment for poor women living in the city of Ranchi. We believe that by offering an honest income to the young women they will less probably emigrate to the big cities in search of a better destiny where they can end up in situations of abuse or extreme poverty.  All profits of this new venture will be used to finance the Jaan Foundation in their support towards rescuing girls out of domestic slavery and all kinds of abuses.

What are we looking for?

Solid is looking for a person with experience  in company management or business development to help our local coordinator in her very broad task in this start-up phase.


You have knowledge and experience in: operational strategy, HR and its policies, planning & organisational structure, setting up procedures for purchasing, logistics, administration, production,  measurement of performances,…

You are able to pass your experience in a clear and patient way to the local staff.
You have the capacity to coach our local coordinator in her task.
You have a practical mind and structured, pro-active approach.
You have a sense of adventure and are open to the intercultural setting.
You are willing to live in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India for at least 5 months. This you can do indepently.

Our offer:

A dynamic and adventurous Indian work-environment
The chance to contribute to our social business model in fair fashion.
A Belgian volunteering contract
A Visa to enter India
The accompaniment of a Belgian coordinator at site
A place to stay in the city of Ranchi and some spending money for meals and other necessities
Compensation of the costs made specifically for the assignment


Please send your CV and motivation letter to communications@solidinternational.be
towards Lyn Verelst with reference: General support Paces Crafts

Ideal start of the volunteer work: as soon as possible.