Since 2007, Sambhali Trust has helped women of the centres to acquire some skills in sewing and embroidery to one day sell their products and earn money. These younger women have a greater chance of having an equal relationship with their husbands if they have financial independence. The Trust is fighting for gender equality.
There are 2 Sewing Centres in Sambhali for graduates of the empowerment centres, which provide 25 women with paid employment for producing hand-made items for the Boutique. The women use the skills they have gained during their vocational training. After their training, women can also create products themselves and sell them in order to earn a little money and become financially independent from their families. The problem is that these women don't have enough money to buy sewing machines.
After their sewing training, the project will reward some women of the centres with sewing machines, to help them to become independent. Thanks to this project, the women of the centres will be able to create and sell products from their homes or for Sambhali boutique.
This project will enable the women in the centres to earn money, become independent but also to teach their children and thus educate the future generation by allowing them to become independent in their turn.
We are currently expecting delays in getting funds to this project due to new regulatory requirements that impact GlobalGiving's ability to disburse to organizations in India. GlobalGiving is working hard to address the issue. Donations to this project will be disbursed as quickly as possible.
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
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