This project supports the employment of 20 women from rural families in North Albania through purchasing new embroidery's machines and traditional looms to produce textile and embroideries from hand-made art, purchase raw materials, train and inherit the skills towards young girls as the only possibility to earn money for families and save the areas from emigration of population and emptiness.
The rural areas in Vau Dejes and Dajc, Albania are suffering from poverty due to the lack of the job.The living with the economic aid for max. $75 per month/family, entwined with patriarchal mentality make the women vulnerable in the society and expose them to domestic violence. The perspective of youngsters from these areas is fading due to the lack of jobs. The rich tradition in the handicrafts and production of textile with looms and embroidery will disappear if it is not inherited by youth.
We will provide embroidery machines and different types of looms used for the textile production from wool, cotton and silk and give to the unemployed women that have skills in handicrafts to start in embroidery and provide with looms with wider dimensions as required standards for textile, as well train and transmit the skills to the young girls within the villages. By producing textile at home and embroidering, the women can generate income for their families and improve their social status.
The project will impact two different municipalities in North Albania and beneficiaries are 20 families. The project helps the rural women to guarantee the basis of economic conditions for their children. The training of 50-100 young girls from rural areas will contribute to involve them at work to support their families, whereas the community development and cultural heritage will benefit in the long run. This project will contribute to support in finding access to market for their products.