Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success

by India Partners
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Equip and Empower a Woman in India for Success
Aakula in front of her sari shop's items
Aakula in front of her sari shop's items

Aakula is the mother of two daughters. She only studied until the seventh grade, and her husband works in construction. The family struggled financially and feared for their future often.

Aakula entered the tailoring school, and her life was turned upside down. She had the opportunity to learn a variety of stitching techniques, but she really loved to make women's clothing. 

After a few months of working as a tailor, Aakula saved up enough money to start her own sari shop! She now runs her very own store and continues tailoring as well to bring income into her home. Even better, she is now giving back and teaching other women in poverty how to sew.

Because of your generosity, Aakula says she "is able to make a living and all our needs are met with dignity." She is so thankful for this opportunity to turn her life around. 

Thank you for empowering women through sewing!

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Nagadurga now has the tools to provide!
Nagadurga now has the tools to provide!

For daily wage laborers, any sort of emergency expense can create steep, debilitating debt. 

This was the case for Nagadurga and her family. Her husband works in the field, but Nagadurga's health is not good enough for her to join him. She also only has a sixth grade education, further hindering her job options. 

Nagadurga and her children have suffered with many diseases, so the family spends much of the money they earn on medicine. This leaves very little funds for other essentials, especially food. Nagadurga was constantly stressed over how to provide for her children. 

Then, her friend told her about tailoring schools. Nagadurga applied and is now learning to sew! She will gain the skills needed to work from home while earning enough to cover both medical expenses and basic needs. She says:

"I am very happy and eager to learn tailoring skills and hope for the future. Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity."

It's because of you that women like Nagadurga has the opportunity to rise out of extreme poverty!

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Women learn how to provide for themselves
Women learn how to provide for themselves

Thank you, friend! Your support is making life-changing differences for poor women in India. Because of you, these women are getting a chance to rise out of poverty and take care of their daily needs.

Bhanu was unable to go to school as a child because both of her parents had passed away. She was a child laborer, doing work in various homes until she got married. Having to take care of her house and her two young daughters, Bhanu was unable to go out and work. Her husband is a painter, but did not make enough money to provide for the entire family. 

But then, a neighbor told Bhanu told her about a free tailoring school. Now, she is learning new skills that she will use to provide for her family! Her children will be able to eat well and go to school.

She says: "Thank you for this great opportunity. I will learn this skill and utilize this for my family's welfare."

It is difficult for women in India to balance work and raising children and keeping home. But because of the tailoring schools you support, 84 women like Bhanu are empowered and can take care of their homes. 

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Dear Friend,

You are amazing! We can't thank you enough for your generosity and compassion in helping a mom in India find a way to support her family. A sewing machine may seem like a simple gift, but it has been life-changing in so many ways.

Thanks to you, there are 7 tailoring schools with 84 women currently enrolled. You are having such an incredible impact on all of these women and families!

One of the moms who recently received a sewing machine is Durgabhavani. She has 3 daughters and they often struggled without their most basic needs. Durgabhavani used to work in the fields with her husband. They were both day laborers, but the work was so hard it started to affect her health.

When Durgabhavani joined our tailoring school she was so happy. She learned how to sew many different types of clothing for children and women. When she graduated she received her very own sewing machine.

"Now I can stitch clothing and I'm able to earn money to support my family along with my husband," says Durgabhavani.

Your gift means so much to a poor family in India. You are empowering a mom to support her children and earn a sustainable income.

"Thank you for your great help in providing me with sewing training and giving me a sewing machine," says Durgabhavani. Without you none of this would be possible!

Sincerely,

John Sparks

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You provided a sewing machine to a mom in India
You provided a sewing machine to a mom in India

Dear Friend,

Mother's Day is a chance to celebrate moms all over the world. Thanks to your gift, a mom in India received a brand new sewing machine that is enabling her to support her family.

Your generosity means so much to moms like Padmavathi. She has four children, two sons and two daughters. Her husband was the sole provider of the family but his income wasn't enough to take care of everyone. They often struggled without their basic needs. Having only a 5th grade education, Padmavathi had very little options for work. It was also too hard to work and look after her four children.

Padmavathi was so excited when she was accepted into the tailoring school. She trained for 6 months and learned how to sew many types of clothing. Padmavathi also attended empowerment classes that gave her the confidence to stand firm during difficult times in her life. When she graduated she received a sewing machine that changed her life forever.

Today Padmavathi is now able to work from home and earn an income for her family. She sews clothes for others as well as her family. Sewing has given Padmavathi a wonderful opportunity to rise up and out of poverty.

Thanks to you, there are 7 tailoring schools with 84 women currently enrolled. You are having such an incredible impact on all of these women and families!

This Mother's Day, I hope you consider giving again to help more moms like Padmavathi care for their families. Your gift of $100 can provide one sewing machine to a mother in need.

Sincerely,

John Sparks
India Partners

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