Tailoring Training for 50 Muslim Women in India

by Invest in Muslim Women


This project will directly benefit 50 Muslim women in Lucknow, India by teaching them basic tailoring and embroidery skills. Women will also learn design skills, and how to promote and market their manufactured garments. These new professional skills will enhance their employability and capacity to earn more income. Bottom line: the success of the women results in their daughters being educated and wives being respected by their in-laws.

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Lack of respect within the family, low self-esteem and mistreatment by in-laws are the key issues facing marginalized Muslim women and specifically daughters-in-law in their homes. The training is aimed at disenfranchised women 18-35 years old, who are excluded from the labor market due to the lack of appropriate skill sets. The good news is that women who earn an income will get respect in the family.


This hands-on training which the women receive is first rate. It provides a gateway to the job market for women at poverty level. The training center will provide highly marketable skills in embroidery and tailoring. These skills are in demand and result in employment and income for the woman who gets trained. The women who are trained can increase their income significantly from $ 12/month to $ 60/month which is a highly desirable wage in low income families.

Long-Term Impact

The training program that IMW supports on the ground in Lucknow, India aims to empower Muslim women and their families through imparting new skills and access to the job market. The project has direct financial impact for 50 women, but in reality it will impact almost 350 family members who are helped by the additional income earned by the wife/mother in the family.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Mission: Educate, Employ, Empower Muslim Women
Organize women for employment and self-reliance
Oldest and largest women's fund in the USA

Organization Information

Invest in Muslim Women

Location: San Francisco, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.investinmuslimwomen.org
Shahnaz Taplin
Project Leader:
Shahnaz Taplin
San Francisco, California United States

Funded Project!

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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