SOLAR TEXTILE LOOM
MY MISSION FOR CLOTH PRODUCTION IN AFRICA
My life mission is to create self reliance in the primary needs of the people. Cloth is the most important primary need. So wherever cotton is produced, cloth must be produced there and there.
Cloth can be weaved by simple hand looms or cheap paddle looms. So weaving of cloth will be home industry. Once you have a yarn, you can easily establish many weaving looms either hand looms or paddle looms or solar operated looms. Investment will be comparatively very less. This weaving industry can provide self business or self employment to millions of people. So this industry will reduce poverty and unemployment in villages and will increase prosperity in poor rural society. Temporarily yarn can be imported and cloth can be produced locally.
So I have contemplated cluster of only 40 solar operated looms converted from paddle looms.Solar power will effectively work for 7 hours. Say 9.30 am to 4.30 pm and During which about 100 mt cloth will be weaved per loom. For rest of the period in the morning and in the evening, woman or man will operate the loom by paddles and will weave 50 mt cloth during 4 to 5 hours totally in the morning and in the evening. So totally 150 mt of cloth will be weaved per loom per day. So for 40 looms, 40 looms x 150 mt = 6000 mt of cloth per day. So this is very good industry. If we consider 200 working days in a year, then annual production will be 6000 mt per day x 200 days = 1200000 mt i.e. 1.2 million mt. Every person requires 12 mt cloth annually for decent living. So cluster of 40 looms can produce cloth for 100000 people. Any intelligent entrepreneur can understand that profit per meter is say only 7 cent (US$0.07), then annual profit will be US$84000/-.
Now total investment. Paddle operated loom with solar panel , BLDC motor, controller etc costs only US $1250/- x 40 looms = US$50000/- + sizing and warping equipments US $10000/-. Steamer freight and other expenses US$10000/-. Then total investment will be US $70000/-. Annual profit is expected to be US$84000/-. So 120% return on investment.
These 40 looms will work in individual homes. So no factory construction required. Mostly women will watch solar operated looms and they will do household work also say cooking etc. So women will like this home business. So this paddle cum solar operated loom is highly appropriate for rural people of Africa, India and many other developing countries. Highly capital intensive very expensive high production looms are completely unfit for all developing countries.
So if you are thinking in the same line, please let me know how we can do jointly.
There is a huge potentiality to create employment through hand looms and solar powered looms.
So if you are interested in the above and if you have patriotic spirit to do something for your country for your people, then please write me with your capacity to work , capacity to invest and I am sure I will show you the way how you can earn yourself by serving your people in the business of producing cloth from cotton.
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