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Nov 7, 2014

Rani is so happy to have a sewing machine

A sewing machine allows a woman to earn an income
A sewing machine allows a woman to earn an income

Dear Friend,

Your generous gift to provide a mom in India with a sewing machine has been life-changing. Thank you for your support and for empowering women to rise out of poverty.

There are 48 women who are currently enrolled in the tailoring schools, and they will spend six months learning how to sew and stitch. After graduating from the rigorous training, they will each get their very own sewing machine so they can start their own home tailoring business. 

In India, unemployment is very high, especially among women living in the rural areas. Many of these women are mothers who have struggled to find ways to support their families. Often times women living in poverty are uneducated and earn little to no wages.  With a valuable skill like sewing, these mothers now have an opportunity to provide a good income for themselves and their families. Your gift is helping women like Rani.

When Rani heard about our tailoring school, she immediately applied to be part of the program. She comes for a very poor family, but she had a passion to learn and was very excited to join the class. Her family was very supportive and encouraged her to go to through the tailoring program so she can learn embroidery and sew dresses and other clothes.

Rani graduated after six months of training and learning. She was so excited when the school gave Rani her very own sewing machine. She never expected it and was filled with so much joy.

Rani has one son, and she was so happy that she could provide a better life for him. Every day she works at home on her sewing machine. People in the community often come over and bring her material so she can sew clothes for them. Rani earns a good income and is able to support her whole family.

“Learning how to sew at India Partners’ tailoring school has been a great blessing for me and my family,” says Rani. “I’m able to support them, and every member of my family is very happy about it.”

Rani is very grateful for the generous support of donors like you. Thank you! This was made possible because of you. Your gift makes a difference and it's transforming the lives of women like Rani.

Sincerely,

John Sparks
President
India Partners

Aug 11, 2014

A sewing machine makes a difference

Women are so happy with their sewing machine
Women are so happy with their sewing machine

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your support of providing a mom in India with a sewing machine. It's such a life changing gift that helps a whole family. There are 48 women who are currently enrolled in the tailoring schools, and they will spend six months learning how to sew and stitch.

Many of these women are mothers who have struggled to find ways to support their families. Often times women living in poverty are uneducated and earn little to no wages.  With a valuable skill like sewing, these mothers now have an opportunity to provide a good income for themselves and their families. Your gift is helping women like Kavya!

Kavya heard about our tailoring school and applied to be part of the program. Her family is very poor and her husband spends all of his wages drinking and gambling. She needed to help her family and Kavya said the tailoring training gave her great hope for the future.

When Kavya successfully finished her training, she got a sewing machine and was able to start supporting her family. She was so happy, and she also started to see a change in her husband's life. Right now, Kavya earns enough money to provide for her entire family.

This was made possible because of you. Your gift makes a difference and brings change to people suffering from poverty.

Sincerely,

John Sparks
President
India Partners

May 12, 2014

Sewing machine for a mom

Thanks for giving a sewing machine
Thanks for giving a sewing machine

Dear Friend,

There are 48 women who are currently enrolled in the tailoring schools, and they will spend six months learning how to sew and stitch.

Many of these women are mothers who have struggled to find ways to support their families. Often times women living in poverty are uneducated and earn little to no wages.  With a valuable skill like sewing, these mothers now have an opportunity to provide a good income for themselves and their families.

Our moms mean a lot to us. They care for us, feed us, and make sure we're safe. However, many moms in India struggle to care for their families because of poverty. Your gift is changing their lives! You are giving them sewing training that will provide a sustainable income.

A gift of a sewing machine does so much to help families in need. It helped a woman like Sammangi start her own home tailoring business that will support her family!

Sammangi has two children. Her husband works but he doesn't earn enough money for them to live on. They couldn't afford to send their kids to school and life was a struggle. But with a sewing machine, Sammangi is now able to sew clothes and earn an extra income that will provide a better life for her entire family. She is so happy she can now send her two children to school.

When you honor a mom in India with a gift a sewing machine, you change her life forever. Thank you for all you do.

Sincerely,
John Sparks
President
India Partners

Women like Sammangi are grateful for you
Women like Sammangi are grateful for you
Feb 12, 2014

Thank You for your support!

Laxmi is grateful for your support
Laxmi is grateful for your support

There are 48 women who are currently enrolled in the tailoring schools, and they will spend six months learning how to sew and stitch.

Many women living in poverty are uneducated and earn little to no wages. With a valuable skill like sewing, these women have an opportunity to provide a good income for themselves and their families

Women like Laxmi are grateful for your support. Laxmi lost both of her parents from AIDS when she was only10 years old. She has been living with her grandmother since she became an orphan. As Laxmi got older, she was concerned about her future and she didn't know what she was going to do support herself. Thankfully, she applied for the tailoring school and got accepted.

Laxmi learned how to stitch and sew in six months and developed confidence in her new skills. Laxmi graduated for the tailoring school and is now earning a good income. She feels so happy that she’s able to support herself and her grandmother. 

Thank you for your compassion and generosity in helping women like Laxmi.

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Dec 3, 2013

Sewing Machines help women become self-sufficient

Sewing gives women sustainable incomes
Sewing gives women sustainable incomes

Teaching a woman how to sew is one of the most life-changing things you can do to help a woman living in poverty. Many are uneducated and earn little to no wages. With a valuable skill, these women have an opportunity to provide a good income for themselves and their families

There are 48 women who are currently enrolled in the tailoring schools, and they will spend six months learning how to sew and stitch.

Women like Santhi are grateful for your support. Santhi recently completed her education at a tailoring school, and she’s very happy to have a stable job. Prior to going to school, Santhi experienced a lot of tragedy in her life. She was married and was expecting her first child. However, after a few months of marriage Santhi’s husband felt ashamed to be married to Santhi, who was from a lower caste. He didn’t want the child, so he severely injured Santhi in the stomach, and the baby sadly died in the womb. Devastated and depressed, Santhi was also kicked out of her home and had nowhere to go until a kind married couple took her in.

Santhi was fully dependent on them until she found a way to make a living. She got accepted into the sewing school and after graduating she started working at a tailoring shop for women. Santhi has great attention to detail and the garments she sews are always beautiful. Although she has faced a lot of hardship, Santhi is so grateful for your gracious support. She is happily earning a good income and she enjoys her work.

Thank you for your compassion and generosity in helping women like Santhi.

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