A non-governmental organisation working with communities throughout India from its base in the central Himalayas. Its first objective was technological, but since 1997 Avani has invested in making and supplying water and solar panels to rural communities. On realising that income levels of the local people must rise for the project to work/be sustainable, Avani started working with the Kumoan people to revive their traditional textile making crafts. Fifty villages are currently involved in spinning, dyeing and weaving, using local vegetation and fibres.

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