Rose Stevens has began the revolution of empowering women with the set up of the Kavre Deaf Women’s Development Coop in Banepa, Nepal. Here 15 women had undergone a a 15 day training program to produce export quality note cards embroidered with colorful floral patterns.

The women would not have any other source of livelihood or supplemental income for their families on account of their handicap and the limited opportunities in this society.

They socialize and teach each other new ideas and gain support for their issues and rejoice in their good fortunes as well. Its a coming together of women who have since time held the family unit together and is the driving force for progress!

See their work and their expressions – words cannot convey!
Originally posted March, 2011