"Il est de notre devoir de rendre au monde au moins autant que ce que nous en avons reçu."
Previous project: Weavers from Tocoios
Project hold by Viviane Fortes, a social entrepreneur who works to empower women in the brazilian countryside.
Annually, when the drought strikes the region, its population is forced to migrate. Women, very often, stay alone with the kids while their husband go away to look for a job. Some of them never come back.
Viviane Fortes works in small rural communities with those women who find themselves in a vulnerable condition.
By identifying their main skills, ske encourages those women to get together to learn from each other - but also to share and to get help from their peers.
In the Weavers from Tocoios group, 40 women meet daily in their work shed where they weave organic cotton that has been planted, harvested, spinned and dyed naturally in place.
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