Muna reported us by telephone she and her family are ok but her house in Kavre district collaspoed. We need to help her rebuild .
Muna Tamag, a Bead Bracelets Producres
Muna Tamang comes from nearby village of Kabhre districts to Kathmandu soon after she got married with her husband 5 years ago. Her husband serves as a driver in one of School in Kathmandu. As she moved to Kathmandu , she has no skill and being a just little literate does not give her any good job in city like Kathmandu. She soon got two child (two daughters one is 4 and other is 1 year now. ) but, as her family grew it’s hard to sustain in city life with only one person earning. So she is searching some job that she can balance her family take care of child and work. It has been very hard for her to leave small babies at home and work. So one day, she met representative of Third World Craft Sanju Shahi on the local public bus and she happened to talk with Sanju as Sanju’s pointed out the bead bracelets Muna is wearing and where she got it. So the talk began with Muna’s interest to look for job. Sanju then asked her to come to visit Third World Craft office and offering her help to find suitable job that she can do from home. Muna was then trained to make bead bracelets and she is quick in learning . From August 13, Muna became good producers of bracelets and started earning 100$ a month . Soon she become good weaver and she was encouraged to train others on her locality. She then train her auntie, sisters and other neighbors. Now she is a group leader and manages other 25 women. Since last six months they are now getting regular works from Third World Craft Nepal.
Muna expresses her interest to go back to their village once her children grow bit older so that she want to train and give work to their village women who have very less economic opportunity. She is happy at the moment since she can work at home, take care of her one year daughter. Her elder daughter now goes to pre-primary and mostly she is happy that she can support her family. She feels lucky as her husband now also learnt bead bracelet making and give her hands in production.