Train 100 poor Mumbai women in entrepreneurship

by FREEDOM FOR YOU FOUNDATION
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Summary

This Project will train groups of 10 poor single mothers, widows, divorcees, school & college dropouts in different nodes of Navi Mumbai in designing jute woven bags, home linen, ladies dresses and the manufacturing process of paper artifacts. Empowering groups with stitching machines, entrepreneur workshops and making them financially independent contributing members of their family and community for an enriched happy society
$21,352.92
total raised
77
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Poor women, single mothers, widows & divorcees don't have assured sources of earning & livelihood. Most are overworked, under-paid, maid servants earning 10$ monthly from each home. With no work in the afternoon, a few are working in civil construction sites earning a pittance of what a man would earn. Migratory laborers, especially women, are fleeced, ill-treated and subject themselves to 10 hours of manual work a day due to fear of losing their job. Some are also forced into the flesh trade.

Solution

100 women in groups of 10 will get design & manufacturing skills to make woven jute bags, home linen and ladies dresses. One set of equipment will also be given to each group. They will be trained in entrepreneurial, business management and marketing skills, and will have an assured regular income source for a better living. Besides, all these ill-treated women will earn respect from their relatives and will have enhanced confidence, self-sustaining abilities & socio-economic improvement.

Long-Term Impact

The program will see 100 empowered female entrepreneurs. Regular income will give them freedom to plan their destiny and become self-sustaining, financially independent women. They will be ambassadors of a progressive slum society, contributing to society enrichment & achieve an inclusive growth. Being a torch-bearer for socio-economic development, there will be a domino effect, immense impact for a better living & prosperity.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.freedomforyou.org
Website of Freedom For You Foundation
RESTORE DIGNITY- FREE Jaipur Foot Camp-CSR project
Twitter page of Freedom For You Foundation
Champion level GuideStar india Accreditation fr us

Organization Information

FREEDOM FOR YOU FOUNDATION

Location: MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA - India
Website: http:/​/​WWW.FREEDOMFORYOU.ORG
Project Leader:
Dr Ravi Kumar
MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA India

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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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