LIVELIHOOD OPTIONS CREATED
Women are trained and provided with raw material for making Diyas during Diwali season, Rakhis during Rakhsabhandhan season and Jewelleries which are made throughout the year. Women from slums are formed into groups and whole responsibility is assigned to them so as to make them responsible and independent.
A jewellery-making program was started in order to make them financially stable so that they can earn for themselves. The women of nearby communities were contacted and explained about the concept. The main objective behind this project was to facilitate marketing and business strategies to community women.
AAs provides support to the women by helping them to sell their product and contacting potential buyers. To sell the jewellery the organization uses E-Bay India. The women are given the raw materials to make jewellery. They are also trained on making jewellery. A skilled person is called who trains the women to make different designs and patterns. About a 100 women has been a part of the project.
During diwali season, women of the slum are provided with raw materials for making diyas. These Diyas are then sent to the exhibition for selling. This activity enhances the livelihood of the women.
Women are taught how to sew clothes so that they can set up their own businesses and can support their families without depending on others.
During Rakshabandhan season, women are trained and raw materials are supplied to them for making Rakhis. These Rakhis are then sold in malls, in campuses of companies etc.