program • Cloth
Bag Project • Clothing
distribution • Eco-friendly
|ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Our Better Living program aims to improve
our community's living conditions by
providing adequate education and resources,
allowing them to live with dignity in
a healthy environment.
Who is our community?
By 'our community' we usually mean the
population of the Khajuraho Old Village where
we live, but we don't limit ourselves to this
definition when we have opportunities to
support the wider population in Khajuraho or
To offer a professional activity to
local women which will give them more
autonomy and help them feel valued within
To protect the environment, firstly
by recycling fabric with our Cloth Bag
Project and regularly cleaning the rubbish
in the village, both of which provide an
example for our community. Secondly, by running an
education campaign for our neighbours to
stress the importance of reducing the use
and littering of plastic and to encourage
them to use (and reuse!) our cloth bags.
To recycle and redistribute clothing to
our neighbours, in particular those
who are most impoverished.
The Cloth Bag
Project encompasses and aims to achieve
all these objectives.
The Different School
goes hand in hand with our program, as we
involve our pupils in litter-picking sessions
to educate them about environmental awareness.
We also distribute clothing to our pupils when
The Better Living
|CLOTH BAG PROJECT
In September 2017 we started the Cloth Bag
Project with a group of local women to make
bags out of recycled fabrics and sell them to
local shops and individuals.
Our objectives are:
To fight against single-use polythene
bags, which end up littering our towns
To recycle all types of fabrics as
To empower local women, especially
those who are impoverished and/or the wives
of alcoholics, by allowing them to sell
their bags, earn a living and be more
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This part of our program improves living
conditions by distributing items of clothing
to those who don't have enough.
The need is severe in winter, during which
people are badly equipped to face the short
but sometimes bitter cold months of December
Whenever possible we also distribute shoes,
bedding, blankets, toys, etc.
We receive many items as donations from
Europe, and some of the more privileged
residents of Khajuraho have given us clothes
and bedding for distribution.
We always keep an eye on those who need
clothing in our community and we organise
distributions in villages around Khajuraho.
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The eco-friendly promise is our commitment to
keep the local environment clean and to
educate the local population, through the
Organising regular litter-picking
sessions with local children and/or adults,
in particular those involved with The
Different School and the Cloth
Providing an example for our community,
so that with time we will inspire more of
our neighbours to care for their
Educating our neighbours about how
litter damages our world, from the
large-scale environmental reasons to the
local economic effects on our tourist
Putting pressure on the local
authorities and municipality, for
example to provide dustbins and organise
adequate rubbish collection.
The Old Village is an important part of the
city's cultural heritage and history, and as
such it should be valued and preserved. We
hope that our actions will have a positive
impact not only on the environment but also on
the life of our community, inspiring curiosity
and a desire for change within the village.
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