During the meeting, the women were asked if the money they get from sales helps them a lot and what
they use it for. We were happy to hear that the money they get helps them in feeding and paying their children's school fees.
At the end of the meeting the women were advised to also learn to save the money they get from sales of mats.
British village and Berger Christmas Bazaar at Berger. We are happy to say both events turned out
to be very successful as we made a lot of sales!. We can't wait to attend both event again next year!!
The village weavers Network in partnership with Midel Group were invited to International Community School (ICS) and Fair.
The Village weavers demonstrated how the mats are made to the school and the students as well as visitors to the fair had the opportunity to buy some of the beautiful and colorful mats, just in time for Christmas presents
September, 17th, a meeting was set up by 1pm with the women at their collection point to
introduce the new loom and also ask for their opinion.
The women were happy and excited about the prospect of using this new loom
and contributed to the design by asking that the spacing of the nails on the loom should be increased.
They also said that the nail-heads should not be removed so it would be
easier to put the thread on.
Our Architect –Jimmy ( who designed the loom) said he will make the changes requested and that the first loom was an experimental design made for the women to perfect.
BLOG POST August 22, 2014
The Village Weavers Network is a small social enterprise that aims to empower underprivileged women through artisanal rug weaving.
Our business is still in the “small-scale” phase majorly relying on arts and crafts fairs as at schools (such as the recently concluded fun day at
the Regent International School in Abuja) and sometimes at the American embassy in Abuja and local cafes and restaurants like Salamander Café and .
It is always wonderful to have the support of the international community especially as it concerns women and women empowerment.
Fairs are one of the ways we sell our rugs. We depend on arts and crafts days to sell to a
wide range of customers. Over the last couple months, we’ve been attending more fairs because most schools are winding down as
their semester come to an end. Etinosa one of our volunteers helped out during the June French Bazaar at the French
International School. Read on to find out what she thought….