The women-self-help-project renders caricatural work. Through purposeful instruction, a formal education and manual skills are conveyed and people are taught to help themselves through this. Development aid no longer takes aim at the short-term improvement of the living conditions of the population, but rather tries to accomplish a fundamental change through conveying essential skills to make it possible for people to reach a better living standard. A widely distributed kind of development aid is the promotion of handicraft. Within the scope of such projects women are trained in the manufacturing of various articles like jewellery, carvings, weaved items, pottery etc.. Afterwards they have the opportunity to sell their products in chosen shops – partly by negotiating their own price for their handiwork.