This is an ongoing project
in a community of only 40 members, who traditionally made woven hats made out of palm leaves.
They used to make12 cents per hat and 2 hats per day.
By teaching them how to manufacture designs that could be sold overseas with their same skills, tools and methods, but with a much higher value, we have been able to increase their wages exponentially.
This excersise has not only served as an economic breach but also as a tremendous self-esteem injection, which has lead them into a richer expression of life.