Jano Handicraft

During our stay in Arba Minch we developed prototypes of phone wire cable lamps and paravant screens with the Jano Handicraft Association , (janohandicrafts.wordpress.com). The cooperation grew out of the desire to generate alternative work options and support artisans, which mostly come from the Dorze Highlands, which has a long weaving tradition. Initial funding was provided from USAID SME financing, which helped the transition to sustainable and responsible activities such as household spinning and production of cotton thread used by a number of independent weavers in the region.