Monthly Archives: September 2009

Yala Village Franchise – KVT Sewing Group

Posted on by Steve

We would like to thank the owners of Yala Village for letting us open a small franchise in the hotel shop. The ladies of the Kande Viharaya Temple sewing group can now sell more of their bags, tea towels and murals.

Since we set up the group in 2007 the village ladies have learnt to sew many different kinds of Sri Lankan animals on the front of their products.

They have been selling well at The Rosen Hotel, where we opened a stall in 2008.

Both hotels are allowing us to sell the products and only take 3% of the costs. Then another 3% goes back to the group so they can buy new materials.

The ladies keep the rest so they can help their families.