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Our Thread Makers
Our thread is produced in the highland villages of Ethiopia. These villages are located in rural areas and are very poor. The tread creates extra income to small farmers. Farmers own sheep and the mothers of the families produce thread from their own sheep.
We are also leading thread making projects together with Finnish and Ethiopian NGOs (Non Governmental Organization). Having a disability is strongly stigmatized in Ethiopia. Often people with disabilities hide in their homes and are excluded from their communities. We travelled around from door to door in the villages of Mahal Meda, Tsehay Sera and Molole to find people with disabilities. We found 300 people to whom we are currently teaching thread-making.
A thread is made in several different phases. Carding and spinning of wool is done entirely by hand. Spinning one kilogram of woolen thread takes one to two days.