Women Create Wool Handicrafts
Women of the Altyn Oimok Craft Shop in the village of Bokonbaevo, Kyrgyzstan, work together to hand stitch high quality handicrafts. They then sell the crafts through a company in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan's capital. After a receiving a grant in 2010, jointly implemented by the UN Women and the Kumtor Operating Company, the shop was able to increase its output and hire more staff members from the local community.
Photo Credit: UN Women/David Snyder