The women of Bihar need your help

by People First Educational Charitable Trust
Our Sewing Centre
Our Sewing Centre

We are the women and young girls of a village sewing centre and we we wanted to thank you all for thinking about and helping us. Through your help we have got new machines, cloth and equipment and we feel secure in the knowledge that our centre will run and provide a very nice place for us to meet and learn together.

This is important to us all, we do not have such opportuntites to meet and support each other.

There are 35 women at our centre and we all send our grretings ands heartfelt appreciation to you all,

Thank you
Thank you

On behalf of all of here at People First here in India may I send our heartfelt appreciation to you all for helping us reach our funding target for the appeal and therefore being able to help and support dozens of women in our Sewing centre. Thanks to your help we have managed to provide the women with all of the equipment and supplies they need and safeguarded the future of the centres for the immediate future. We hope you will feel able to continue your wonderful support for our work through Global Giving in the future. If any of you would like to receive a copy by mail of our latest annual report with full accounts and details of all our projects please email request to us at with your mailing address. We also run a very successful Village experience programme which you can view on our website at You are most welcome to apply. There is a special rate for Global Giving supportersof 399 USD for the entire programme, which some participants in the past have described as life changing . Once again our profound gratitude to you all.

Our centre
Our centre

Our centre is a happy place. our lives are hard and there is little time to relax and forget the cares of our lives. But in the centre we can laugh and learn, we can feel hope, we can show our friendship, we can be free.

Our festival chhach
Our festival chhach
Our Centre
Our Centre

My name is sheetal. I am I think 16 years old as my mother tells me 16 rainy seasons have passed since I was born. We have seen our Global Giving page on a computer brought from the people first office and we are all so thankfull and grateful so many kind people are caring and helping us. Life in my village is sometimes hard we do not have electricity and sometimes food is short. I was married two years ago and I am lucky because my husband is kind to me and gives me permission to go to the market and sewing centre. But some other members are not so lucky, but under pressure from all of us we get their husbands not to object to thier wives coming to the centre. Here we are learning a useful skill but this is the only place we can meet as women in friendship and in mutual support. We are now stopping drunken behaviour from the men, we have patrolled the village with 35 of us forcing the local drinking shop to close, now drunken beatings are a thing of the past and our village is more peaceful and we feel more secure. On behalf of all the women I would like to invite you to visit our village and see our centre, and we can thank you personally for making it all possible

A new sewing machine for the women
A new sewing machine for the women

It is with profound appreciation I can show you a photograph of one of the first new sewing machines being given to one of our sewing centres due to your generosity. More Updates soon


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People First Educational Charitable Trust

Location: Bodhgaya, Bihar - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Nick Hansen
Project Liason Officer
Bodhgaya, Bihar India

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