Image of the Day [15.06.2011] | Milaap

Image of the Day [15.06.2011]

Today's image of the day shows women cutting and filing thin strips of bamboo to make mats and curtains. These women work for Uravu, an NGO from Kerala's Wayanad district that has been implementing sustainable, end-to-end programs in the bamboo sector. This includes providing skill training in bamboo processing, establishing sustainable microbusinesses, providing adequate marketing, cultivation of bamboo and even the promotion of eco-tourism. It aims to improve the lives of the highly underprivileged such as artisans, women, and the indigenous people. Uravu has a deep connection with bamboo, and its artisans use the fast-growing plant to make all sorts of beautiful products. If you're ever in Wayanad, make sure Uravu is on your itinerary!

This photo is part of our ongoing series on the enormous benefits of providing proper Market Linkages to artisans and other often-marginalized sectors of our society. If you have a photo you'd like to contribute, or an organization that you'd like to bring to our attention, please do mail us at