The Janakpur Women’s Development Center is a women’s run NGO based in Kuwa village in southeastern Nepal. Its mission is to promote Mithila arts and empower Maithil women through the generation of income from their skills in making art and crafts.
The beautiful training and production complex in Kuwa village, Janakpur, Nepal is a popular destination for visitors wishing to learn about Maithil culture. To date, the center has trained hundreds of women. The arts and crafts produced and designed at the center have become known as “Janakpur Art.” Currently the center employs 40 women who work in five sections at the center to produce fine art, textile (silkscreen and embroidery), ceramics and paper mache crafts.