Meet Jari, of Sangaiprou village, Manipur.
She was brought up in a poor family, and they could not afford her education beyond high school. She was married at a young age. Jari and her husband struggled to manage their expenses and plan for a good education for their son with their wages from farm work and other occasional jobs.
Then, Jari learned about a hand loom training and production program at the Tazei READ Center, and she enrolled herself in the classes.
Through the program, she is able to weave fabric for sale in local markets, and earn an income to support her family.
Jari says, “I am happy that I have a source of income to support my son’s schooling, and to take care of my family.”