Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Finding new markets for traditional crafts

Having worked with women in Asia, Africa and Latin America, we know that they could really use a hand finding potential markets in the developed world. Our objective is sustainability, and in the short-term, that will mean concrete steps to support the women to find buyers for their products. For that reason, in the fall […]

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Artistri Sud working with women’s coop in Zimbabwe

Working with women in Zimbabwe

Artistri Sud recently conducted a needs assessment of the women’s craft cooperative, the Bonda Women’s Arts and Crafts Centre (BWACC) in rural Zimbabwe.The BWACC was formed 20 years ago and constituted an important revenue source for the women, who made batiks using sadza, a sort of porridge made of maize meal instead of wax.  When the […]

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Niger Challenge

A cooperative in Niger headed by a president who is largely responsible for commercialization of products expresses a desire to sell more products. A needs assessment reveals that such commercialization and marketing activities as are underway are not generating long-term business. A number of technological and material impediments exist—access to internet, digital cameras, and other […]

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