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Increasing incomes and living standards for 5,000 weaver households!
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Weaving a New Story

In November 2013, a small amount of Catalyst funding helped to fund the development of a project to improve the livelihoods of impoverished weavers in Varanasi, India. This crucial research phase helped us secure significant funding from the UK Government. Our project is now working to increase incomes and living standards of 5,000 weaver households, by creating producer collectives and helping them access new markets. In particular, it is engaging women so that their contribution to the production process is properly recognised and fairly rewarded.

The experience from this project will be shared with other organisations to esure that even more weavers and their families can benefit.