Empowerment Centers for Women and Girls in India

$5,073 $0
Raised Remaining


Sambhali Trust works to change the lives of Rajasthani women by providing them with access to formal education, training in traditional income-generating skills such as handicraft production, as well as arranging and monitoring women's self-help groups, helping them to save money, have access to loans and create small enterprises of their own. We teach women about their human rights and provide refuge and support in cases of domestic violence, and financial help with legal issues.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Dalit women are amongst the lowest caste of women. Unfortunately, even today, there is still a lot of caste prejudice in India. Particularly relevant in the villages of Rajasthan where the traditional culture is accepted, the problem is trying to shake off the shackles of a deep-rooted oppression where a girl child is still seen as a burden. It is important to help gradually change the views of society to accept women and girls as valuable in their own right and to realize gender equality.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our Empowerment Centers provide underprivileged women and girls with tutoring in Hindi, English and Maths as well as training in traditional income generating skills such as sewing and embroidery. Every week a workshop is given on different subjects (cultural studies, health, computers etc), which help the women get a rounded and diverse education. Our centers work to boost their confidence and self-worth and support them in working towards financial independence, emotionally and practically.

Potential Long Term Impact

Our Centers in Setrawa and Jodhpur impact over 200 women, giving them access to education and vocational training, providing them with the building blocks to create a prosperous future for themselves. By supporting them towards financial independence, we are helping to drive change in the attitudes of the Rajasthani communities towards women and girls. Our centers aim to reduce the discrimination and helplessness these women experience because of their caste, economic situation and gender.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,073

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,073 .  The original project funding goal was $5,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



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Sambhali Trust Empowering Women and Girls in India
Sambhali Trust consists presently of 12 projects, focused on empowering women and girls in Rajasthan and is helping over 450 women and girls at any one time, giving them the opportunity to develop a better life through providing them with access to education, vocational skills and workshops to increase their income-potential as well as developing a skill-set which helps them to express themselves and their opinions in a patriarchal society. project reportread updates from the field


Project Leader

Govind Rathore

Jodhpur, Rajasthan Afghanistan

Where is this project located?

Map of Empowerment Centers for Women and Girls in India