17 Dec '11, 10am

Indian Women Find Self-Reliance Through Embroidery Businesses

The seeds of this movement were planted in the arid and drought-prone regions of the Indian State of Gujarat. Home to the Rabari and Ahir tribes, these areas lack regular employment, and the migration of men to urban centers for work make it difficult for the women who are left behind to support their families. The story of Puriben Ahir , from the northern district of Banaskantha, is representative of the struggle and choices these women face. She was contemplating migrating her family to the district capital, since work at the nearby government-run drought relief center was not sufficient to support them all. Migration would have forced her entire family into an urban slum, with no regular income to rely on. As a tribesperson, Puriben was skilled in traditional embroidery, which she used to mend her family’s clothes and home furnishings, but she had no idea how to market ...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/12/indian-women-find-rel...

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