The community in Vatva area are the poorest of the poor who lost everything in fires during the 2002 riots. This area on the outskirts of the city is heavily polluted with industrial waste and water is not drinkable.
Illiteracy and lack of skills results in extreme poverty and poor living conditions. We want to create a sewing school, and hire a trainer so that the ladies can own their own
machines and start work immediately.
£100 will fund the necessary training and the purchase of one sewing machine, and cover the cost of fabric and threads. Finished goods will be sold locally and through the
Shanti Life online marketplace!
Target of 100 machines in a school impacting 1000 people = £10,000