Ginny’s World

Meet Ginny & her Friends!

 

Who is Ginny?

Ginny is a four years old girl who loves to explore, plays football, loves the rain, and many other things. She has nine fingers, a radial club hand and wears spectacles. Nobody feels odd one out on her Planet- Ginny’s Planet!

 

Questions you may have about Ginny

  1. Why is Ginny wearing specs? : Ginny has problems in her vision. Spectacles help her see clearly.
  2. Why is Ginny wearing a brace on her right hand? : The brace helps in supporting the wrist and keeping the hand in a straight position. Ginny has a radial club hand. Radial club hands can be of various kinds. But for Ginny, it meant that she had a thumb in her right hand, which was not functional. Hence, it had to be removed. Her index figure was then converted into a thumb through a surgery. Therefore she has 4 fingers in the right hand. Along with this, one of her bones in the right arm was short and slightly curved. This bone was straightened through a surgery.
  3. Does Ginny experience discomfort and pain when she wears brace on her right hand? : Brace (or cast – if you want to call it) is part of Ginny’s life. It is like her spectacles. It helps her manage things better. It does not cause her pain or discomfort. But yes, since Ginny is a growing child, the size of the brace has to change too. So, just like you wear new or bigger shoes when you are taller, Ginny has to wear a different sized brace as she grows. If she wears smaller brace that does not fit (just like wearing small shoes!), it will cause pain and discomfort.
  4. Is Ginny available in different skin colors and hairstyles? : Not really. Ginny is a person. Her skin color has not changed. Her hairstyle might change as she grows and decides to change it. But, at present, the length of her hair is what you see. There will be other versions of the doll as she grows.
  5. Is Ginny a real person? : We can surely say that Ginny is not based on imagination! Ginny and her stories are based on real people. Radial club hand is a real condition. And many children do wear spectacles!
  6. Why does a Ginny Doll cost this much? : Ginny doll is handmade. Women who have made it have been paid a fair wage for their work. Therefore, the production cost for us is not very low. As a social enterprise, Ginny’s Planet collaborates with other social enterprises to support their cause. When you buy a Ginny Doll, you also express your support for sustaining livelihoods of people engaged with these social enterprises!
  7. Is Ginny Doll washable? : Yes, you can wash the doll with hands. Please do not use washing machine or its drier.
  8. From where can you buy Ginny doll? You can buy the doll & story book from our online shop: HERE

Read about Ginny in LiveMint: HERE

Read about Ginny in NewzHook: HERE

Where is my Kenk?

Ginny is searching for Kenk! but nobody knows what kenk is? or where is it? Find out how Ginny finally finds kenk with the help of her family and friends! Buy this storybook for children: HERE