Skills and equipment support for modernisation and promotion of pottery production
A grant from Jersey Overseas Aid will help reduce extreme vulnerability of 300 potter families in the southern and northern parts of Bangladesh. Skills development in modern pottery production and technology covering: manufacturing, curing, packaging and marketing will be provided to the poor families.
200 sets of metal wheels (used in modern pottery production) will be provided to each family (usually 5 members per family enterprise) and 100 production sheds will be constructed. The project will also install 10 high temperature gas/ electric ovens (each shared by 50 producers) to enhance the process of fire curing. In addition, 4 show rooms will be established and 5 pottery product fairs will be organised at divisional and national level.
Project End: September 2006
This project is part of Practical Action Bangladesh's Markets and Livelihoods programme.