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Help young women in slums to earn dignified income

by Karuna Trust Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Help young women in slums to earn dignified income
Help young women in slums to earn dignified income
Help young women in slums to earn dignified income
Help young women in slums to earn dignified income
Help young women in slums to earn dignified income
Help young women in slums to earn dignified income
Help young women in slums to earn dignified income
Help young women in slums to earn dignified income

Summary

Slum dwelling women often become victims of sexual and other forms of violence. They mostly do domestic work in other households for which they get poorly paid. They often are treated badly and get abused by their employers. The women don't have much choice as they lack employable skills. The project trains 150 women in income generation skills which will enable them to earn a living. The sewing, dress design and beauty parlour classes enable the women to set up their own little enterprises.

$10,000
total goal
$5,995
remaining
35
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Women living in slums need to work to sustain their children and themselves. They can't rely on income brought into the family by their husbands. They mostly do domestic work in other households for which they receive little money. They are often ill-treated and abused by their employers. The women are uneducated and have little employable skills. They are dependent to do this kind of work even though it's poorly paid and subjects the women to sexual violence and abuse.

Solution

The project trains 150 women in income generation skills which will enable them to earn a dignified living. The sewing, fashion design, and beauty parlour classes allow the women to set up their own little enterprises afterwards. They'll receive entrepreneurship training as well so that the new small scale business will be successful. They'll be also benefiting of the women leadership training of the project. This makes them aware of social issues like girls education etc.

Long-Term Impact

The 150 women securing their own dignified income become independent from their husband's often unreliable income. Money earned by women is benefiting the family almost completely. Women are thus able to provide nutritious food to their children and become more engaged in their education. They become aware about the need for good education for their daughters, too and will send them to school longer instead of using them for household chores. Educated girls are the first step to end poverty.

Resources

http:/​/​www.karuna.org/​

Organization Information

Karuna Trust

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.karuna.org/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @freefromcaste
Project Leader:
Amoghamati Traud-Dubois
London, England United Kingdom
$4,005 raised of $10,000 goal
 
36 donations
$5,995 to go
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