The women who will receive your support belong to the marginalized edges of society and experience various forms of negligence within their communities and are most often denied access to their basic rights. Your support will help 500 resource poor Indian women from West Bengal, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to earn livelihood with dignity through a cloth bag stitching center. The initiative will also replace the plastic bags usage and will save the environment.
Women in India have been systematically excluded from higher education, vocational trainings and as a result remunerative work and employment. Families and households give greater priority to the education and training of boys creating a vicious cycle whereby girls and women are consistently denied bettering of their work and employment prospects. A way to break this vicious cycle of denying women their rights is by creating the training and development opportunities for resource poor women.
iPartner India presents an innovative model providing livelihood with dignity to woman whilst also saving our environment. Women are stitching cloth bags to replace plastic bags which are now being banned due to hazardous impact on the environment. We are facing one of the most serious environmental disasters in history. Seeking an alternative to plastic bags, iPartner India has collaborated with garment factories who are donating their excess fabric to these women, who then stitch simple bags.
The project will train 500 women in India to earn livelihood with dignity. The women will be paid for each bag they stitch and will be able to earn between GBP 88-110 a month by stitching up to 30 bags a day. Every donation you make will ensure that a woman is able to stand on her own feet- offering the chance of an education to her children, making her future bright. With tonnes of fabric and plastic being wasted every year, the cloth bags is pro-active step forward to save the environment.