Nednapar Unkhum making handmade paper from saa bark

Nednapar Unkhum making handmade paper from saa bark

Mrs Renu holidng mulberry bark, used to make saa paper

Mrs Renu holidng mulberry bark, used to make saa paper

An artisan creating intricate patterns on an oil burner

An artisan creating intricate patterns on an oil burner

Saa paper decorated with local flowers

Saa paper decorated with local flowers

Y-Development Cooperation Co. Ltd

Thailand

Y-Development, part of the YMCA, develops and exports handcrafts produced by both rural and urban artisans in northern Thailand. Most of the 500 producers are women working towards financial independence, and they are supported to reach their goals through fair trading practices.