With women constituting 48% of the population in India, there is an acute need to build & promote entrepreneurial skills among them so as to make them self reliant. AWAG addresses the issue by providing deprived women & domestic violence victims with Skill Training in Sewing. This project will equip 50 victimized women in India with competent sewing skills. It will also provide each woman with her own sewing machine, thus enabling her to achieve economic self reliance & lead a life of DIGNITY.
Despite having the potential women are confined to household chores with little or no opportunity for productive employment. Women can be the most powerful instrument in bringing about a desired change in the society and economy. Empowerment of women leads to empowering the family, the community and ultimately the Nation as a whole. This project aims to tackle this issue. Recently, 100 women completed their basic course in sewing out of which 50 women have moved to the advanced level.
50 women will undergo Skill Training in sewing & entrepreneurship. Once they graduate from the course, they will receive sewing machines to utilize their skills & get engaged in sustainable livelihood processes. They will liaison with readymade garment traders in the local market & also take on personal sewing orders. Their earnings will help provide nutritious food & quality education to their children. The economic self-reliance will help women attain confidence & courage to lead their lives.
The project will empower women to build their own self-sustaining sewing business. Having acquired the skills and means of becoming self employed, the women will no longer have to work as labourers or fall into a trap of human exploitation. They will be able to come out of their debt trap and vicious cycle of poverty and work towards a promising future for themselves and their families, thereby creating a long-term multiplier effect.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).