October 15, 2013
Tadra Womens Arts and Crafts Project – A new project is born
Written by Kirsty Barnby
Tadra Womens Arts and Crafts Project, Taveuni is now officially under the Island Spirit umbrella and will soon be supported by a AusAid volunteer.
3% of each guests Island Spirit escape will go straight into the fund for this project – that equates to at least $USD32 per person per escape.
- It will increase local income for women all over the island.
- We buy and sell their unique handicraft products in line with our partners in the US and Europe – more information on these to come later.
- We are in the process of recruiting a volunteer all the way from Australia to help embark on the logistics of the project.
- We are really concentrating on sustainability so the local groups can eventually manage and distribute their products without us being involved. This sounds relatively easy but I assure you it isn’t! Not if it is done well and is completely watertight.
More on this to follow in forthcoming weeks.