Empowering Women: SEPALIM Women's Groups•
Posted on January 20 2021
Part of our work with local communities focuses on establishing livelihood and leadership opportunities specifically for women. Our women's groups in each community choose their own leadership, delegate responsibilities among themselves and function as a highly effective team to produce silkworm rearing equipment, process the silk, and sew the final products. In addition, every member of our women's groups is also a silk farmer and produces silk. Today, nearly 50% of our farmers are women.
Women working on the CPALI wild silk project have an opportunity to earn money in three ways: by weaving baskets from natural materials for silkworm breeders, by producing silk, and by processing and sewing the silk into a final product.
Organizing Silkworm Baskets
Sewing the Textile
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