Undoubtedly it can be replicated by us in another location if given the necessary land and building. Significant initial training costs, need for a transport for the women in this hilly area, the presence of a Child Care centre are all important. The collection of working capital from donors is the way to go forward since scale is essential to achieve a place under the sun. Depending on the women to build their own capital is no answer since they are very vulnerable and the existing government schemes for the purpose look at very small figures.
These needs are not astronomical and within the capability of CSR of Corporates. The future is to interest Corporates in plans for development and Social growth. Individuals like us find it very difficult to win their support. There is too much to do and too few to help in the 24 hour working day.
We already enjoy respect for our design capabilities and supporting our growth is meaningful. Later we could target another area. The investment cost per woman employed is insignificant and should be considered worthwhile in terms of the addition to the happiness of the community.
As for others wishing to replicate this model it is entirely possible if the artist would agree to donate his design effort for a period of time.
The most important need however is to train local women in management, inventory control, finance, accounting, marketing etc. so that the future of the operation does not depend on the continued support of the promoter.