Help the women of Meghalaya in establishing a sustainable livelihood

Help the women of Meghalaya in establishing a sustainable livelihood

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silk

The climatic change mainly caused by us destroys – far away from industry and “civilization” the subsistence of the rural tribes in the north-east corner of India, so for example in Meghalaya.

silk2Decreasing precipitation and raising temperature avoid the agricultural activities doing it the usual way. To prevent a migration into the cities it is urgently necessary to create new possibilities for earn a living. An alternative is the silk rearing practiced by the women since centuries for their own needs. Its increase together with the build-up of a market for natural silk textiles in Europe and the USA will help the women and future generations to create a new livelihood.

silk3We can reach this by special trainings, the introduction of efficient working processes and new handicraft technology, by build-up of a producing community and continuous back-stopping and consulting. We can help to save the cultural heritage of traditional handicrafts and knowledge.

I asked you to support our initiative and t help the women in Meghalaya to save their sub-sistence by silk production and textile manufacturing. Learn more…

Many thanks for your help!

Best regards from sunny Leipzig
Yours Matias Langer

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