Kathmandu: Training for Female Carpenters

What it is about

- Together with our project Partner Kar.ma Coffee in Kathmandu, we train women to become carpenters. They learn to manufacture small furniture or household items made from mango wood. In this way, they are able to generate their own income and thus lead a self-determined life. Employment opportinities for them will either arise from Kar.ma Living - an initiative that could emerge from this project - , from other workshops or from working at home. We use the earnings yielded by selling the lady carpenters’ products partly to support further trainings of more women. Thus, this project will pay for itself in the long term. For the training of the female carpenters we rented seats in a joint workshop, a small house for special machines, a seminar room, which we can use together with other organizsations, and a container, which serves as a warehouse for finished articles. The infrastructure is located on the site of Nepal Communitere, where events take place frequently. Through these events our project enjoys some publicity and further synergies can arise.

Our part in this project

Roots for Life finances the installation of the workshop and training infrastructure as well as the European expert, who will contribute his know-how for a pocket money. The women in training will receive a pocket-money from us as well, which shall help to motivate them to complete the training.

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Status

Q4/2017: The carpenters successfully completed their training. They work completely ...
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