Regina Women's Self-Help Centre
Enabling women to support themselves and provide for their children.
Providing dignified and creative work.
Keeping families and communities together.
Teaching skills and encouraging leadership.
Begun in 1986 the centre is an example of how the sisters first responded to the needs of the population's changing times.
Two centres provide training and employment to women, learning handwork and sewing in the provincial town of Nong Khai and in the village of Huai Sai.
Under the label of ‘Isan Weaving ‘, hand woven material is produced on simple looms, keeping alive the traditional designs. The women have opportunities to provide for their families and to further their own education. Others, who are caring for young children, are offered work to do in their homes. Sales of the finished items are made locally and overseas. Producers depend on sales for the crafts to provide for their families.
The women involved in the project are trained to take responsibility for management in all areas related to craft production, decision –making, accountancy , invoicing, quality control, packing, salaries and supervision.
Improving lives…one stitch at a time
New market venues - locally and internationally
Social welfare assistance - for women and their families in times of sickness and family crisis, when they are unable to work.