Income-Generation Skills for Battered Mothers

 
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Income-Generation Skills for Battered Mothers

Income-Generation Skills for Battered Mothers
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"Bonecas de Pano" or rag dolls

"Bonecas de Pano" or rag dolls
Juazeiro do Norte is becoming a center for artisans, with a large vocation for the production of souvenirs and mementos. One of these mementos is boneca de pano, whose primary materials are cloth scraps, corncobs, thread, needles, cotton wadding, and a lot of imagination. (view small | med | large | orig)

Creating "bonecas de pano"

Creating "bonecas de pano"
In spite of technological advances the rag doll continues with its cultural identity that enchants children from all generations and social classes, rich and poor. The doll is also a work of art, decorating living rooms and composing tableaus, and an income generator for the participants. (view small | med | large | orig)

Family members learn from older generations

Family members learn from older generations
Now grandmothers, the traditional doll-makers complain of eye problems and backaches as they struggle to keep this craft alive and deal with the difficulty of getting raw supplies to create the dolls. The project provides the opportunity for them to pass on their trade to future generations. (view small | med | large | orig)

One participant shows off her crafts for sale

One participant shows off her crafts for sale
The project intends to offer a salary for the women, so that they can continue producing the dolls without causing a financial sacrifice to their families, and continue improving their knowledge and skills in creating and customizing the dolls. (view small | med | large | orig)

Computer lab

Computer lab
Participants have access to computers and the internet at the Atelier. (view small | med | large | orig)

Womens Income Generation Cooperative- at work

Womens Income Generation Cooperative- at work
Photo from Progress Report 'August 2008 Update' (view small | med | large | orig)

The new store where the ladies cooperative sell their goods

The new store where the ladies cooperative sell their goods
Photo from Progress Report 'August 2008 Update' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

Christine Clauser

Director of Development - Dreams Can Be Foundation
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil

Where is this project located?

Map of Income-Generation Skills for Battered Mothers