SEEDS is a pamphlet series developed to meet requests from all over the world for information about innovative and practical program ideas developed by and for low income women. The pamphlets are designed as a means to share information and spark new projects based on the positive experiences of women who are working to help themselves and other women improve their economic status. The projects described in this and other issues of SEEDS have been selected because they provide women with a cash income, involve women in decision-making as well as earning, are based on sound economic criteria, and are working successfully to overcome obstacles commonly encountered. The reports are not meant to be prescriptive, since every development effort will face somewhat different problems and resources. Rather, they have been written to describe the history of an idea and its implementation in the hope that the lessons learned can be useful in a variety of settings. They are also being written to bring to the attention of those in decision- making positions the fact that income generating projects for and by women are viable and have important roles to play in development.Administrative support for SEEDS is provided by The Population Council, Editorial policy is set by the SEEDS Steering Committee: Kristin Anderson (Center for Public Advocacy Research). Judith Bruce (The Population Council). Katharine McKee (The Ford Foundation), Jill Sheffield (The Carnegie Corporation), and Ann Leonard (Editor).ISSN 073-6833Publication of SEEDS is made possible by the support of the Carnegie Corporation, the Ford Foundation. Oxfam-America, the Population Coun- cil, and the Women in Development Office. Agency for International Development.Statements made and views expressed in this publication are solely the responsibility of the author and not of any organization providing support for SEEDS.