Dang, April 30: Women of Libang, the district headquarters of Rolpa, have been making good income lately by involving themselves in weaving and knitting works by the use of Allo and other local raw materials.
They have been united by forming a group and established a cottage industry to make clothes from Allo. Maya Roka, treasurer of the organization, says 10 local women had collected Rs 10,000 each some 3 years ago to establish Rolpa Community Allo Cloths Factory. The women have been preparing shawls, coats, bags, pants, dhoti and other clothes as well.
Roka said, “We are supplying our products to the local markets and nearby districts too.”
Chairwoman of the factory Tula Garti said the customers visit the factory to purchase garments produced by the company.
The women have also fixed the rate of their products. Gharti said per meter piece costs Rs 400 adding that there was high demand for the local products. At present, 12 women have been provided with fulltime jobs in the factory.
Gharti said the factory made Rs 850,000 net profit last fiscal year and Rs 600,000 net profit has been made so far during this period of the ongoing fiscal year.