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Cotton Spinners of Seguiso, Banenba, Mali
Cotton Spinners of Seguiso, Banenba, Mali
Cotton cards
Cotton cards
Placing the raw cotton in the cards for combing
Placing the raw cotton in the cards for combing
Combing the cotton
Combing the cotton
Combing the cotton
Combing the cotton
FInished cotton ready for spinning
FInished cotton ready for spinning
Spinning the cotton into thread/yarn.
Spinning the cotton into thread/yarn.
Lalla at the factory
Lalla at the factory
At the factory
At the factory
At the factory
At the factory
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In 1959 the factory in Ivory Coast that manufactured cotton cards for all of West Africa stopped producing cotton cards. The availability of these cards enables poor rural women to have employment.

* Consulted with the project director for many years to develop the project and business plan.
* Acted as a cultural translator between the director and a USAID cotton project to get funding to purchase the cards.
* Located the cotton card factory in the US and facilitated the purchase of the cards.