THE SEWING COLLECTIVE EMPLOYS MALIAN WOMEN IN BAMAKO
The sewing collective employs Malian women in Bamako
The sewing collective employs Malian women in Bamako, the capital city of Mali, where such basic equipment and supplies as sewing machines, cloth, thread and notions are available. We are working on expanding the collective to include women in Kita, the town that is closest to the villages of Djangoula where Mali Nyeta has financed the building of a school. Several women in the Bamako collective grew up in Kita and are committed to helping the people of their region, hence their willingness to share the proceeds of their work.
All the sales of handiwork from the collective in Bamako are split between the seamstresses and Mali Nyeta’s economic development project in Djangoula. For example, of the $60 price tag for the bags for yoga mats, $25 goes to the seamstresses, while $35 supports the work in the villages. Of the $100 for the overnight bag, $40 compensates the seamstresses while the additional $60 goes to supporting the school in Djangoula.
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