India: Women Weave for Sustainable Development

by MULBERRY

Summary

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.
$60
total raised
3
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

MULBERRY

Location: Guwahati –24, ASSAM - India

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