Help rural women take up weaving as a primary source of livelihood to create an environment conducive for sustained development, building on entrepreneurial capabilities & leadership qualities.
NEED: Unemployment among men/women is growing every day. Women can both weave for income & tend to their families while sitting at home. Weaving is a tool in which they can achieve pride, dignity & financial independence. Weaving is already present among our women, but they have been unable to use it for commercial purposes.
BENEFICIARIES: Rural women that belong to different tribes such as the KARBI TRIBE, BODO TRIBE, LALUNG TRIBE AND THE MISHINGS TRIBE.
Form weaving groups & identify a female leader who can take the lead in keeping the group active & motivated for enhanced & sustained production. Group leader serves as link between village members & org.; Workshops on livelihood & gender rights.
Promote weaving as a self-sustainable economic activity for Northeast women; Maintain an interface with institutes of technical excellence and create a regular network with organizations with similar interests.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).