I am always amazed at your generosity! You are empowering women in some of the toughest situations.
Lavanya has two children, and when her husband died in a truck accident, she had no way to care for them. Lavanya hadn't completed much school, and so she did not have skills to get a job to pay for rent, her electricity bill, or even food every day.
But then, because of your donations, she was admitted to tailoring school! Now her sewing can bring a reliable income for her and her children. She even says: "This training gave me hope to live."
I hope Lavanya's story shows how much of a difference you are making in these women's lives!
Thank you for your amazing and generous support! You are helping a mother like Vajja find hope during a dark and depressing time.
Vajja is a young, widowed mother. After her husband passed away, she moved back home and was left as the sole provider for her child. She felt hopeless...
"I didn't know where my life was going," said Vajja. "I was suffering without any financial support because I didn't have a job and I couldn't find work. Sometimes I thought it would be better to die with my child rather than live with these struggles."
But you stepped in and your gift provided hope to Vajja. Today, she attends an India Partners Tailoring School which empowers women living in poverty in rural villages and provides them with valuable business and sewing skills. She will also get a sewing machine so they can start their own tailoring business from home.
When Vajja got accepted into our tailoring school, she was so happy. She never thought she could get in because she couldn't afford the fees, but your gift paid for tuition and gave her a chance to succeed.
"I will definitely use this wonderful opportunity for the future of my son and my personal needs. Thank you for your support!" said Vajja.
You are making an incredible difference in the lives of mothers in India who often feel trapped in poverty. Your gift is providing them with the training they need to be self-sustainable.
Marri is the mother of two boys and one girl. Her husband is a heavy drinker and often spends half of his wages on alcohol. Marri was unable to work as she needed to stay home to take care of her children. The family racked up debts for food and basic needs.
Then everything changed. Marri had the wonderful opportunity to learn to tailor for free and learned many varieties of stitching techniques that allow her to sew both women's wear and children's clothes.
Initially, Marri was making a small amount but now her daily income has more than doubled! She is earning enough money to begin the repayment of debts that her family took on previously. Best of all, Marri is looking forward to helping other women who are in similar situations.
Marri is incredibly grateful for the ability she now has to provide for her family and give her children a better life. "Without this tailoring school, I wouldn't have any opportunity to reach this position I have now!" she says, "and I will never forget this help in my lifetime."
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