The raw materials are provided for free to the elders. There is no skilled training required as they are used to the process of rolling wicks throughout their life. We sell the rolled wicks to the temples, individuals and institutions. It is a small task which keeps the old aged in poor homes occupied and also help them earn a living even at this age. Another advantage is that it gives an amazing accupressure effect to their fingers as they twist the cotton fiber.
'Wicksdom' is an initiative to make wicks for oil lamps out of cotton yarn. The loving hands behind this initiative belongs to our elders in old age poor homes. They find relief in this activity to use their time effectively and also to have an additional source of income.
‘Wicksdom’ – wicks for oil lamps. (‘Ammoommatthiri’ in malayalam language)
It started as an activity to keep our 88 year old grandma occupied. She regularly makes wicks for our lamps in the prayer room. we suggested that she makes a few extra ones to distribute among her other children and relatives. The excitement she had in gifting the wicks made me realize how much she yearns to prove that she is still worthy of doing something for others. I also started supplying it to temples in and around. This gave her immense joy to know that the wicks were used in faraway temples which she is unable to visit.
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