Dechen Dema, a progressive zero-waste craft artisan at Tsangchu-thama satellite town in Samdrup Choling, earns roughly Nu. 5000/- every month selling zero-waste craft products in the local market. This has now become her primary source of income.
“I never imagined when I went to the training last April that it would become my only source of income until I became a single mother to my two children. Now I solely rely on it to run the house, “she said.
Like Dechen Dema, there are other zero-waste craft artisans who have benefited from the training that is gradually turning into their main source of income.
Apart from women’s empowerment through skill development, it also provides an attractive and positive pretext for delivering information about sustainable waste management.