yen pAng basket weavers

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yen pAng basket weavers

bolgatanga, ghana

Organized in 2014, YPBW is located in a small rural area outside of Bolgatanga in Northern Ghana. Women traditionally farm during the year however, many have learned the craft of basket making from their mothers and grandmothers and use this skill to supplement their regular income. Yen Peng Basket Weavers earn approximately three to four times the average income they would selling their baskets in the local market. Funds are set aside and invested into things that benefit the entire cooperative generating opportunities for the women.

Each weaver is paid in full in advance. Earning a regular and consistent income allows the women to contribute financially to their household and provides a feeling of pride and empowerment.


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  Photo Credit: NGO Mondo

Photo Credit: NGO Mondo

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