The two others wood carver we met, who are not the sons of someone, and had received less recognition from outside the community. They still difficulties. One was the only earner for 7 people.
There the woman had more difficulty speaking at the camera. They did not seem to able to tell how their life had improve without a little help from their husband.
-“Better clothing”, one manage to say.
-“He goes off here and there and I stay in the village” said the other.
In one of my village visits since I have arrived in West Bengal someone asked me: “Tell me how can we improve our lives?”
To improve your life, your family life and lifestyle, you need to know how and women need to be part of it. Women need to attend workshops on the subject of “life improvement” on how to make their environment more beautiful, more practical, more time saving. They need exemples, they need to see.
I am a great promoter of beauty and there is a question we can ask ourselves: “Can beauty change the world?” It certainly can bring happiness to our lives.