The paper waste used in this project has diverted it from ending up in landfill, which is a significant step for environmental conservation. Furthermore, the income raised from selling these products has contributed to increased household income for those involved, providing them with a more consistent and reliable income in these difficult economic times.
From this point on, the eight members of the group will go on to train another group. We are so proud of these ladies, and love their enthusiasm and motivation to be creative and try new ideas. Following the success of this project so far, we are looking forward to establishing another group at St Mary’s.
We thank the Grand Circle Foundation for their continued support and the difference that is able to be made in rural communities.
Written by Sarah Adams CITW Zambezi Community Sustainability & Evaluation Trainer