In 2022, ESEPARC and the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Trade – Handicraft Department conducted a comprehensive baseline survey of handicraft producers in Eswatini. We are excited to share the findings of this survey through our latest infographic.

Key Insights:

  • Economic Contribution: The handicraft sector is a significant driver of social and economic development, contributing to employment creation, income generation, community empowerment, and poverty reduction.
  • Demographics:
    • The sector is predominantly female, with women making up 86% of artisans.
    • More than 60% of artisans are aged between 36 and 55 years.
    • Regional distribution: 45% in Manzini, 27% in Hhohho, 16% in Lubombo, and 12% in Shiselweni.

Explore the full infographic to learn more about how Eswatini’s handicraft sector is preserving tradition and fostering growth.

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