Artisans Thrive is excited to announce its partnership with Weaving For Empowerment, a initiative of The Small World in Nepal! This week we'll be featuring stories of some of the weavers and how your support makes a difference! Come back each day for a new story!
Also, the shawls the women weave have been made into bags with our Bina Tote! You can see it here!
My name is Mira and I am 32 years old. Thank you for buying from Weaving for Empowerment. I have 2 daughters. 5 years old and 2 years old. When I was pregnant with my 2nd baby my husband left for job. He said he was going to Dubai but once he left home we never heard from him. My in-laws are unhappy because I have just 2 daughters and they expected a grandson. Being dependent on others for everything is the worst thing in life but I had not much choices. I cannot read and write, I don’t know many peoples and places so I was helpless.
But fortunately I got an opportunity to participate in The Small World’s program for weaving. After training they provided us this weaving job which I enjoy so much playing with colorful patterns and producing beautiful shawls. Now my kids are in school because I am paid well for my job and I feel proud that I am no longer a dependent woman. I want to see my daughters becoming educated independent and strong women. Thank you for being a part of my story!
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