In an effort to diversify income for communities surrounding our conservancies, The Hirola Conservation Programme has started a new initiative to work with Somali women to identify alternative livelihoods for locals. While we have identified several projects that we could work on together, in the month of May, we have conducted trainings on spiral tie-dye technique and also the preparation of laundry detergent.
Headscarves and other fabrics from Tie-Dye techniques are commonly used by the locals here. Somali women have always been eager to get involved in the hirola conservation and we are glad to be working on this together. Some of our future projects will include disposable & reusable sanitary pad and bead work among others.