Weaving for Empowerment
Marketable skills lead to economic success
This program was established with the intent to teach women marketable skills, to help them become economically independent, to keep traditional Nepali weaving alive, and to serve as an inspiration for other women to join them with hope and promise for their future.
Our training successes
We have so far trained 5 women from different backgrounds; a few of them are single mothers and the others were not given the opportunity to go to school, since girls seldom get this chance due to poverty and gender inequality.
These women hand weave a beautiful cotton fabric known as Dhaka. This is a centuries old authentic Nepalese traditional fabric. Its beauty lies in the unique creative expression and color combinations of the weaver.
Gorgeous hand woven, hand made products
Dhaka fabric can be used as scarves, table runners, bed runners, and wall hangings, and can be made into any other attire like dresses, coats, etc.
When we sell the products, 90% of the profit goes back to the weavers and 10% will be used to train more women in the communities.
Since 2008, The Small World has formed and trained 18 women's groups in the Kaku, Waku and Taksindu villages of the Solukhumbhu district. Each home group consists of an average of 12 women.They are provided sewing training for 3 months in their communities as well as adult literacy classes to learn basic reading, writing, and calculating skills.