Empowering women in Central Asia – setting up SPINNA Circle hubs
We are delighted to announce the launch of SPINNA Circle’s regional economic cooperation project in Central Asia, “Empowering women in Central Asia by building capacity and linking markets through setting up SPINNA Circle hubs,” supported fully by a grant from USAID.
Over the next ten months, SPINNA Circle will be coordinating activities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to link women entrepreneurs in fashion and textiles in these two countries to the global SPINNA Circle network and to provide training and capacity building to develop their products further for enhanced export and intra-regional trading potential.
Rupa Ganguli, SPINNA Circle Founder and Director, is in the field as we write this, conducting a needs assessment in the area and linking with our partners for the project. We will bring you news of our new membership and partnership organisations in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in the next issue, and will be updating you on the progress of the project over the next ten months.
This is a really exciting project for SPINNA Circle and allows us to consolidate our mandate to empower women in fashion and textiles globally, through the support of USAID.