Local community of the Pozheg village in the Ust-Kulomsky district has decided not to burn tons of sheep wool anymore, but to start generate at least some income from it. A knitting studio should be created in the village. Local community of Pozheg made this suggestion during a workshop of the project “Northern Lights” – Women-led Initiatives in Inclusive Sustainable Rural Development”, which launched from the beginning of 2020 in three northwestern regions of Russia. In the Komi Republic, the project is coordinated by the Silver Taiga Foundation. About the project
Some local needlewomen knit and roll to order. Including the craftswoman from the village of Kebanel Valentina Elfimova. At the request of Elena Tsgoyeva, head of the economic and tax policy department of the Ust-Kulomsky district administration, she made a lamb from local wool, which in the view of the workshop participants could become a brand for promoting products of Ust-Kulom craftswomen.
Business projects training workshop will be held in the Ust-Kulomsky district at the end of May. Then a grant competition will be announced. The winners will receive financial support for the implementation of their projects.