The 30th of June was the last day of a Gamcha making training which took place in Anapampur village near Thanapara. The participants spent three months learning, how to make a traditional Bangladeshi gamcha. The training was organized as a part of Thanapara Swallows Combating Domestic Violence Project. The five participants were clients of the project who decided to change their lives and gain new skills. After finishing the training the women are fully able to produce gamchas for local market. “Our goal was to support the women in their empowerment,” the training leader said. “If they had the chance to earn money, they would have much higher control of their lives. The problem just is, that the women don´t have enough capital to buy the weaving machine,” he added.