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It’s hard to emphasise the other-worldliness of stepping from North Kolkata’s Central Avenue into The Cup café. Outside, there is such an astonishing and brash display of inner-city life and inside, the complete opposite....

"I had been stalking Freeset online for years; frequently checking the volunteer page to see what they were looking for, regularly regretting the fact that I wasn’t a plumber or an electrician. My eyes lit up when I saw that the need for ‘Lean Production’...

The Ethical Fashion Report for 2019 has just been released, and Freeset is rated A+, the highest possible score, and a badge we're proud to wear. The report titled 'The Truth Behind the Barcode', is a collaboration between Baptist World Aid Australia, and Tearfund New Zealand....

The girl watched as her older sister left the village, headed for the city. She was not quite a teen, the youngest of three girls. Before long, the man who took her sister returned. She too could work in Kolkata - wouldn’t she go with him? ...

Kundola’s story begins in Murshidabad, a district of West Bengal, and a high-risk area for human trafficking. She followed a sadly well-worn path that led to a brothel in Kolkata, but by a series of twists has now returned home to help other women like...

Jas recently spent three months volunteering with Freeset, starting with the Freedom Encounter and staying on to work with our production and education teams. She shares here about the profound effect the trip had on her....

It’s 9 am and the sun is already high in the sky, stirring up life in the alleyways, releasing the many odours of the earth. Outside the front gate at number 172, a woman crouches over a bamboo stick, curved blade in hand, shaving off impossibly...

In Kolkata, everyone drinks ‘cha’, a delicious blend of tea, milk, sugar and spices that is sold from numerous roadside stalls....

The communities we operate in are marked by extreme poverty & social stigma. Freeset’s goal in going into business was to break the cycle of poverty and exploitation, and create opportunities for our community to live full and healthy lives....

Freeset is about seeing communities transformed, and we define communities as a group of people belonging to a place. So, when we talk about transformation, it means more that just seeing people’s lives changed. We also want to see the places they inhabit transformed and...

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