The Mirror Foundation NGO

The eBannok Handicrafts project has been running for over a decade, employing local Akha women to make whistles in the design of local birds. The chance of employment gives the women an independent income, in a safe and local environment. The ladies mould the birds from clay, fire them in a kiln, and then paint and package them - as necklaces, earrings, and mobile phone accessories. All this is done by hand, and the resultant products are sold all over the world.

We also have a sewing workshop, making clothes, bags, and other accessories onsite at the foundation, as well as buying products from local women who work from home.

If you would like to view these products, then please visit our dedicated website via the following link: eBannok.com

Category: Local employment

Local employment

    • Handicraft artisans

      The eBannok Handicrafts project has been running for over a decade, employing local Akha women to make whistles in the design of local birds. The chance of employment gives the women an independent...

    • Outdoor programme

      Our Outdoor Volunteer Programme employs members of the Akha, Lahu, and Karen tribes, all of whom have an intimate knowledge of the local environment and cultures. The construction and renovation...

    • Trekking guides

      Our Ecotours project runs trekking and homestay programmes, visiting local hilltribe communities. The guides we employ are all local hilltribe members, who live in the villages we work with. This...

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