Capacity Building: Spinning Skills

Most of the artisans we work with live in rural communities and have practiced their craft from a very young age as part of daily life. They are highly capable of producing quality work but often lack the outlets necessary to generate income from their labor. Awamaki aims to build upon the existing base of skills by further developing the business practices and strategic knowledge necessary to maneuver in an increasingly globalized world. We aim to not only empower our artisans financially, but to also help them build self-confidence and pride in what they do. As a result, we hope that they will not see their position as artisans as a dead end or lack of options, but rather as a viable source of income that is respected internationally.

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