Training and empowering women is an important aspect of the work we focus on in India. In a culture where women aren't normally given the means to provide for themselves, we aim to equip them with the skills and confidence needed to better support themselves and their families.
Programs that Empower Women
A specific need in many communities is the need to help women, especially the casteless and poor of the society to become financially independent. Women are empowered with training in a trade and are equipped to start a small business. The economic independence of women empowers them to make a difference in their own lives as well as the lives of their families and the community at large.
Empowering women begins with a Community Learning Center. CLC's are able to :
1) Teach women a trade - such as how to sew,
2) Empower women to start a cottage business in their home selling the products they sew,
3) Provide a micro-loan program (when needed) to help women start their home business,
4) Equip them to teach and help others in their community.