Corr The Jute Works
CORR stands for Christian Organization for Relief and Rehabilitation. CORR–The Jute Works is a women’s non-profit handicraft marketing trust and exporter of quality handicrafts. Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, The Jute Works represents more than 4,300 rural women artisans in 154 workshops.
Started in 1973 by CARITAS/Bangladesh to improve the living conditions of rural and
destitute women, CORR strives to empower rural women through handicraft production, animal
husbandry and small job creation projects.
The group works with women regardless of caste, creed and race. It provides job training, develops
leadership skills and generates awareness of the women’s plight. It promotes thrift, self–help and
democratic practice among the women’s handicraft groups. Members share ownership,
participate in decision-making and receive the benefits of surplus production. The Jute Works is
one of Bangladesh’s largest exporters of handicrafts.