Yesterday was International Mother Earth Day and today we share with you the successes of our bamboo weaving project that helps to empower more women in The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh.
Did you know that it costs just £8 to train one of our women in bamboo weaving, which will help her to create a sustainable livelihood for all the family?
Currently, four of our mothers are receiving training in bamboo weaving and last year, 55 mothers were trained in this transferable craftsmanship.
Bamboo weaving is a three-month training programme; it is an income-generating scheme that enables our mothers to save for the future. Once trained, the mothers can produce anything from baskets to pen holders which are then sold in nearby local markets, the profits of which go back into training more women in this empowering programme.
“My name is Rahima Begum and I have been in The Sreepur Village since 2017. I have just started my bamboo weaving training and I love it because I have always wanted to make natural and sustainable products. When I return to my community, I really want to work in bamboo weaving and be able to sell them to my friends.
Please donate £8 today and you'll be helping more women to weave a life of happiness…
As The Sreepur Village has protective measures in place to welcome new families during the Covid pandemic, we would like to share with you a story of why these mothers are in desperate need of our shelter, food and care.
Until Monday, we were unable to admit any new families to The Sreepur Village, but as identified cases of the virus are increasing daily, we are now able to safely admit some impoverished families who are in desperate need of shelter, food and care.
As Small Charities and Volunteers’ Week both fall in June, one of our long-standing supporters, Andy Bennett, has kindly offered to share with us her experiences with The Sreepur Village charity from the initial concept in the 1980’s to the current village today, which helps keep together 150 impoverished mothers and their 300 children, empowering families with hope for a brighter future: