Friday, May 6, 2011

Women get employed to weave Gabion Basket

One of the most exciting activities that SWSF was involved in was the weaving of gabion baskets for flood protection. SWSF were able to recruit 70 women to work on a USAID funded Community Development Program (CDP). For most of the women in this area, it was the first time they were employed and after a short training were able to do their work quickly and efficiently.

Basically, they cut the steel wire, wove them together and made small baskets. The baskets were then taken down to the riverside and lined up. The men then filled them up with rocks and build a flood protection wall.   

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