Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Mar 12, 2010

Spring Update

Most of the AIL carpet weavers are poor widows that have very limited ways to earn a living. Widows in Afghanistan live with their extended family and are given a limited amount of space in which to live (one room of their own). Since one room is not enough space for women to set up a loom and begin their own carpet weaving business, AIL has set up looms in an AIL center for women to use. The center has a master carpet weaver who works with the less advanced weavers in an apprenticeship program. When a hand-woven carpet has been completed, AIL sells the piece and pays the weavers a living wage. In 2009 over ten carpets were completed with several more in process. Reminder: On March 16, 2010, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations made to any project on by 30% (up to $1,000 per person)! If you could like to donate again to our project, your donation will go further on March 16th!!!


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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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carolyn dunlap
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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