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INDIA PARTNERS: Providing hope through Women's Empowerment

Women’s Empowerment is about working together to uplift women that have been marginalized and oppressed. To provide them an opportunity to make a better life for themselves.

Chinnari has two sons but her husband is a drunkard and has left her for another woman. Left without resources she is without hope. Married young she did not finish school and knows only field work. Her family will provide some help but with three mouths to feed she her skill set falls far short from allowing her to raise her boys in a proper way.

She has a friend that completed our sewing school and now is making enough to feed her family. The income is better than working in the field, and she is at home available to help her children. Chinnari needs the help that her friend received. Tailoring training will help her provide some income and allow her to be around the home to raise her boys rather than in the field planting or harvesting.

Chinnari was abandoned and needs someone to give her a hand up. She needs an ally that will empower her to change her life and release her potential to succeed.

Tailoring training is a six-month course from an expert trainer. The ladies are taken through step by step and practice repeatedly measuring, cutting and stitching so that they can produce a variety of clothing pieces for every member of the family, but mostly women’s and children’s clothing. A majority of people in India will use a tailor for stitching their clothes as readymade clothes are generally more expensive and the design of Indian clothing means that there is always a demand for tailoring skills.
Upon graduation the ladies are provided a sewing machine so that they can begin their own tailoring business.

You can be the difference in the life of a woman like Chinnari that needs a caring person to give her a hand up, for her success as well as the success of her children.

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