Thanapara Swallows Development Society is based in Thanapara, a rural village in north-west Bangladesh. We have partnered with their Handicraft Program which en- ables women to learn techniques such as hand weaving, sewing and embroidery. At present, 168 permanent artisans produce textile items using local materials and or- ganic, naturally dyed hand spun cotton. The organisation meets all Fair Trade principles, empowering women to learn new skills and aid self-development.

Mission: “To empower the poor and un- derprivileged population by eradicating illiteracy, creating health awareness and self-employment, raising awareness among the landless for the rights of land and em- powering women by creating economic and social awareness.” – Thanapara Develop- ment Society

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