The weaving women of Takeo

Cambodian people have lost so much, their families, heritage, land, independance and skills. Thanks to some very special people who have developed a program in Takeo province, the weaving ladies have been given another chance, rather than teach them a skill and teach them how to be employed they are teaching them to run their own business.

All the women selected are providers for their own families, their families were originally weavers before it was prohibited under the Pol Pot regime, so the skill was lost.  The program doesn’t further exploit these wonderful people and lock them into a cycle of poverty, these women are starting to see the fruits of their labor and see a future for themselves and their children by creating a beautiful handmade product.

 


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