Beena Nitwal is from the Bhotiya community that traditionally inhabit the high altitude villages of Kumaon. She now lives in Sarmoli with her family and has been running her home stay with Himalayan Ark since 2004. As a member of Maati Women’s Collective, she organizes and coordinates the production and sale of traditional woolen products from across the Gori valley. Working with colours and dyes accessed from the natural world around her, she has established a deeper connect with nature. She wishes to teach this skill to her daughters as well so that they can take it forward.
Beena Nitwal, Author at Voices of Rural India