Taxis and fabric

This morning we caught taxis from the BMS guesthouse at 5.45am to the Kolkata train station.

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And here’s some fabric made at the new Freeset Fabrics – fabric made from scratch:

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After a month of training they now have product to sell. They have about 6 looms at present. The plan is to eventually be employing 70 people in this Murshidabad region. Family poverty in this region is one reason girls are “sold” or sent to the city to work (trafficked into prostitution).

The FBI (Freeset Business Incubator) has a big vision of creating employment and community development in this region.

Again we have seen some inspiring work going on.

Tonight we had dinner in a literal Indian restaurant with some of the NZers living here in Berhampor. The Indian food was quite authentic. It was good to hang out with these people.

Today is also Simon’s 60th birthday: happy birthday Simon!!

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