Lives transformed

Posted on May 9, 2007  |   1736 views  

Fabric and carpet weaving are skills that have all but disappeared during Afghanistan's many years of war. In Zinda Jan district of western Herat Province, aid groups have helped 1,000 impoverished women revive the traditional skill of silk production. The women received Chinese silk worm eggs, equipment and money to buy mulberry leaves to feed the larvae that produce the silk. Twos (centre), 55, lost her husband and son to the war, but now makes $30 per month.

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