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Women’s Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment:  Basket Making.  A dozen or so young women between the ages of sixteen and twenty-two gather weekly to work with Jayashree Kumar, a leader and a trustee of Rural Pre-Ventures, who not only teaches the craft of basket making but also helps these young women to develop skills in marketing and money management.

Jayashree Kumar, Community leader and Trustee.
Teaches basket making

The baskets are sold both in the local village of Poombarai and in The Potter’s Shed Shop in town.    All the proceeds above and beyond the cost of production are divided on a profit-sharing basis among these young women.     It is “their” project, and each basket exhibits not only the loving hand-made touch of each artist but also the pride of  a young woman who has earned the respect of her family and community.

Baskets sold in Kodaikanal
These women receive profits from the sales

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