update: June 2024

Weaving and Basketry

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project description: Weaving hope, empowering lives

In the heart of Kalangalo, a tapestry of resilience and tradition is being woven, one thread at a time. Our program, "Weaving Hope, Empowering Lives," is a beacon of hope for vulnerable girls and women, offering them a path towards economic independence and cultural preservation. Through the ancient art of weaving and basketry, we aim to uplift these remarkable individuals, equipping them with skills that have been passed down through generations. Each intricate pattern, each carefully crafted basket, is a testament to their strength and determination.


Our objectives are threefold:

  1. Skill Development: We provide comprehensive training in traditional weaving and basketry techniques, fostering creativity and nurturing the inherent talents of our participants.
  2. Economic Empowerment: By creating exquisite, marketable products, we open doors to sustainable income streams, enabling our participants to break free from the shackles of poverty and pave their own paths to financial freedom.
  3. Cultural Preservation and Tourism Promotion: Our program not only empowers individuals but also celebrates and preserves the rich cultural heritage of Kalangalo. Each basket, each woven masterpiece, tells a story of resilience and tradition, captivating the hearts of locals and tourists alike.

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Regular monitoring and evaluation will be conducted to assess the impact of the program on the participants’ economic status, skill development, and overall well-being. This data will be used to make informed decisions for program improvement and expansion. By implementing this empowerment program for weavery and traditional basketry in Kalangalo, we aim to create a sustainable model that not only preserves cultural heritage but also empowers vulnerable girls and women towards economic independence and self-sufficiency.