As mentioned in the previous blog, India is facing a huge employment crises. Many villages are migrating towards cities in search of better livelihood option. On top of it, for the women coming from the rural background, it is very hard to find a decent job as they hardly have any other skill set. And we are aware of the severe consequences of migration.
In trying to do our part we are training women from the rural background with the help of Kishor Bhau and in the process trying to reduce the overall carbon footprint involved in the whole process of fabric weaving and making it more sustainable.
- Manisha Raut :
Manisha Tai hails from a village of Wardha District. She has studied till 10th standard. Her family consists of 8 people and Manisha Tai is a sole regular earner. She is taking care of the whole family by weaving the beautiful cotton fabrics in her backyard only. Through this art of Weaving, she is proudly supporting her family. She weaves around 10-12 meters of fabric a day along with regular household work.
- Varsha Bhoyar :
Varsha tai lives in a small village in Wardha district of Maharashtra. Being dropped out of school after 9th standard Varsha Tai didn't have any skill set which can help her in making some money. However, after Varsha Tai got trained, she is now proudly supporting her family by weaving the beautiful cotton fabric at her home only. She also takes care of her family parallelly with weaving. She can weave around 100 meters of fabric a month.
- Shubhangi Bade :
Shubhangi tai has the heart of an entrepreneur. She started an SHG with fellow women from her village. The women from SHG got trained in weaving. After initial training, they bought 4 handlooms to start weaving. Her entrepreneurial spirit has helped families of 4 women to strengthen their financial conditions by weaving the beautiful fabrics for everyone.
- Pournima Chourawar :
Pournima tai is from Balaghat. Her husband migrated to Vidarbha in search of regular employment. However, due to the unavailability of regular employment, Pournima Tai also tried to help her husband by doing some chores. A weaving training has leased a fresh life to her and she is happily doing her part by weaving and supporting her family financially.
- Kishor Bhau
From a very young age was he was very curious about spinning and weaving. He used to peek through windows just to get a glimpse of how weaving and spinning are done.
Once he tried his hands on the spinning and weaving this curiosity metaphor into his passion and since then he has started training programs for rural women. He trains women coming from a humble rural background and empowers them financially.
He is also helping us in the identification of new villages and in the development of new clusters.
Previous Blog post for your reference.
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