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Wild silk project improves Namibian standard of living
Jun '12
Carmen Diez, the Spanish ambassador to Namibia, visited the Kalahari wild silk project and observed the process of making shawls, bed covers, etc.

She witnessed the entire process of silk production, including the separation of silk from the cocoon, the creation of thread and the final weave.

During her visit, the ambassador spoke to several women at the silk production facility and understood how the project has improved their living conditions.

The Government of Spain has contributed about N$ 1 million to Kalahari wild silk project since 2010 in line with Vision 2030, which aims to reduce poverty to manageable levels.

The objective of Spanish support to Namibian silk project is to reduce inequalities between men and women, in respect of access to land, economic resources and representation of women in institutions.

The project called Kalahari Wild Silk Manufacturers serves as a community-based organization and is located in Leonardville in the Omaheke region of Namibia. The members of the community collect wild silk cocoons and participate in processing the silk into yarns and silk products.

The project has contributed to reduction of poverty through provision of regular employment and income to the community members.

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