Every time she loads her handloom the weaver chooses the colors, the patterns and creates a unique design.
Our area has been the acknowledged home of master weavers since at least the 3rd century BC.
Weaving and selling the GumCha is an essential element of the subsistence farming economies of our area, and, for generations has been the source of income needed to make ends meet for farm families.
The GumCha Story – a 2000 year evolution in design – an inspiration in function
GumCha4Health, LLC is a social business designed to provide a self-sustaining funding source to support programs for:
1. Community-based healthcare and health education for poor rural farm laborers, subsistence farmers, their families and their communities.
2. The development of the rural farm economy in our service area by tripling the income of subsistence farmer/weavers for weaving GumCha.
3. Projects that address the health issues of the rural poor, and the economic and educational needs of agriculturally based communities.
4. The creation of a dependable international market for a unique, useful, handmade product, by introducing GumCha to the Americas and Europe.
How To Use a GumCha
Brought to you by the students of the nursing schools this project will support.