GPM works in villages where the main source of employment is subsistence farming. Unfortunately, many of the farmers do not grow enough to provide for their families throughout the year and there are little to no other income sources in the villages. That's why GPM has started a women's sewing cooperative to provide employment and income to the community.
GPM has worked to train women in the village in various sewing techniques, and combines their knowledge of sewing with designs to make our eco-friendly tribal threads creations. At the moment, our women's cooperative sews mostly re-usable bags, as plastic bags have recently been outlawed. They also make table runners and place mats, and accept custom orders. This project provides income in a rural area where there are very little sources of employment.