Lakshmi's husband is a daily wage laborer in the paddy fields. They struggled financially to support their children and afford basic needs. But then, Lakshmi was accepted into tailoring school!
Because of you, Lakshmi learned many sewing techniques and models for both women and children. Upon graduating tailoring school, she was gifter her very own sewing machine! Now she has the ability to make money herself as a seamstress in her village.
This is what Lakshmi had to say about her experience:
"I have richly benefitted from the tailoring school. I am thankful and grateful for the training and sewing machine. This training gave me confidence to earn money and to support my family!"
Thank you for providing opportunities for Lakshmi and women like her. You are changing lives!
When families live in poverty, every member is affected. It can be hard for children to pay attention in school, if they can even afford it, and parents are constantly worried about basic needs.
Such was the case with Bhavani, a women who, even though she had studied up to 12th grade, could not find a job in her village. To make matters worse, her husband was an alcoholic who used much of his income on alcohol. Bhavani says she spent many days in tears, hoping for a way to provide for her family.
But everything changed once Bhavani had the chance to complete the tailoring school courses! She learned many types of stiches and even graduated with her very own sewing machine. Now, she makes up to 300 rupees a day, which is enough to feed her children, send them to school, and other basic needs! She is so thankful.
Bhavani's story is not unique -- there are many more women who cannot afford essentials because they don't have any source of income. When you donate to tailoring schools, you are giving these women the chance they need. Thank you!
I am so thankful for your generosity! Sewing machines empower women to create their own income, opening up a multitude of opportunities for them and their families.
As I'm sure you're aware, Covid-19 has effectively shut down the country of India. A nation-wide shut down has prevented people from working, traveling, and even getting groceries. But because of you, families in poverty still have hope.
Anjali's family was in a lot of debt, so they could not afford to send her to school. Without education, it was very hard for Anjali to get a job that would help her family get out of debt. But then, she joined the tailoring school and was equipped with amazing sewing skills and a machine of her own!
But then, another setback hit: the virus. But, because of your generosity, Anjali was ready. She was able to produce masks for those living in her community! Here's what she has to say about her experience:
"As soon as the lockdown was implemented due to corona outbreak, I had no work to stitch as there are no schools, no marriages, no functions, no festivals. There was nothing to do except stay at home.
But I am thankful that India Partners approached me and encouraged me to help them in stitching masks and they are paying for masks and I also feel blessed that I get to be part of this amazing work going on in the communities here. In this critical condition you have given us hope and relief."
Thank you for changing the life of Anjali! Even in some of the scariest moments, you have provided hope.
To continue empowering women and their communities, please consider providing another sewing machine today.
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