Cloth is given as a motivation, with dignity, to people working on their own community issues. We turn age old charitable cloth into a resource for much needed development work in Indian villages.
Issues like road repair, drainage cleaning, building schools, cleaning of wells and other water; critical for agriculture and household use, remain neglected in the absence of funds, manpower and political will. The villagers are the ultimate sufferers. Vast stocks of clothes and other things are lying idle in cities while the poor in the villages struggle for the basics. In ‘Cloth for Work’ villages take up a development activity and get clothes as a motivation instead of as a donation.
-Briefing partner groups to understand the value of cloth & how it can promote development work
-Village level meetings to form a consensus on the issues to work on
-Tree plantation, cleaning of wells, making new schools, land cultivation etc
Since villagers work on issues identified by them there is a big sense of ownership for that work; whether its cleaning their surroundings or cultivating a patch of rocky land, the self initiated activities have high sustainability.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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