Monday, December 19, 2011

Change of room for Shoshana Medical Centre, Sampathnagar, Chirala.

Pics from Shoshana Medical Centre, Sampath Nagar, Chirala.

Medical Centre at Sampath nagar recently changed to a new house.


Sampath Nagar is a remote area on the outskirts of Chirala. Earlier the entire area was agricultural land with ground nut and paddy fields. Government alloted this area to some tribals  and constructed small houses for them instead of living in straw huts.




People slowly started moving to this area and i would say this area now comes under developing area but still there are lots of needy  people.













The nurse here is Mrs.Maheswari. She has been working with us for the last 8 years. She is widow and has a daughter and son. Her children were very young when she lost her husband but she is a capable lady who is taking good care of her childrens education as well as serving the needy at the medical centre.



All the credit goes to all the donors of Shoshana who have been helping continuously for this noble work for the self help of no.of needy women .

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New house for Shoshana sewing Centre, Pedanandipadu


The sewing instructor at Pedanandipadu Mrs.Sivakumari changed the project to a new house. Few pics showing the surroundings and the new house.
Pedanandipadu is mainly an agricultural village.Majority of the women in Shoshana sewing centre come from agricultural background. Almost all the students are agricultural labourers. Besides their work these needy women believe that they could use this opportunity of taking free sewing class to improve their lives.






Sivakumari is the instructor at Pedanandipadu sewing centre. She has been working with us from 2003. So far she had 70 women who finished their sewing class.She come from a village background. Her husband is a farmer.Their main crop is paddy and cotton.






Both are very supportive to each others work. Their services turned to be  very useful for the needy women in their area. Sivakumari is a very active lady. She takes good responsibility towards her work and has good relations with her students. All the women are working as a group, getting orders from outside and earning a limited income besides their training.The present batch of students started their course in Aug-11 and they will finish their class in about five more months.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pics from Shoshana Sewing Project, , Nagaralu.

 The first picture showing the first batch of tailoring students at Shoshana Sewing Centre, Nagaralu, Guntur.


All all our Sewing projects, the stitching course goes with a systematic syallabus. Notes taking, maintaining sample maps, paper cutting and thorough practice. The instructors check from time to time and see that the students learn in a correct way so that they could shine well in their future work.

Most of the needy  women in this area are daily labourers. Here we see mostly women working and men are alchoholic and hanging out lazily. Women have to work to take care of their families. When the society people decided to start our centre here many women are interested to learn so that they could have their own machine and work from home. Compared to the present field work they are doing stitching and embroidery  is quite an income earning source and they can have a better life.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Training and Earning at our Sewing Project, Guntur.

I would like to share a few pics of our students at Shoshana Sewing Centre, VP Colony, Guntur.

The instructor at this project is Anitha. She has a batch of young needy women who are learning stitching and embroidery.



At this project besides training we could be able to provide the women with some income by taking in stitching orders from outside and helping them work under the supervision of the instructor. By this they could earn some money while they learn as well as they will have enough practice for their future job as a tailor.



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pics of Sewing and Embroidery class in Vijayawada.

The instructor here is Mrs. Srivani, aged 60. She is the senior most among all our instructors. Her husband is a retired train station master. She has 4 daughters and all are married and settled with their husbands at different places. Srivani is staying with her husband. She worked as a teacher in a primary school before joining Shoshana. She is a tailor and has been training needy women even before started working with Shoshana. In 2001 she started working with Shoshana and for the past 10 years she trained around 157 needy women for their self help.  Her husband is also very co-operative with her in maintaining the project.




Recently she bought a small house and shifted the sewing project  to the new place. She has 10 students right now.

Five each in morning and afternoon batches. I am posting the working pics of the present batch.



Sunday, November 20, 2011




Pics of the nurse from Karamchedu medical Centre with her new born son who is 2month old. She had a C-section again.

She had facial paralysis while she was pregnant so she had to take medication for that which was not very good for her baby. She had not much hopes on the baby's health but by God's grace both mother and child are in good condition and she started going to work again.


Monday, November 14, 2011


Students’ name: Mariyamma and Uma

Both women are married around 30yrs of age. Illiterates and each one has 3 children, living in small rented houses. Mariyamma has 3 daughters


and Uma has 2 boys and one girl. 



Both their husbands are daily workers earning 150 to 200 rupees per day.
 

Both the ladies joined the stitching class one year back and now presently at the end of the course. Already started working besides learning.  Both the ladies are working as a group sharing the work they get from the neighbours and they are very happy supporting  each other for their self help and also their families.

Coming from a very poor financial background it is necessary for both wife and husband to work for their living. These ladies really are utilizing the knowledge they got from the sewing class for the betterment of their lives.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Student’s Name: Sunitha



She is a Christian, married, aged 30yrs. She is  living in a single rented room with her family. She has one daughter studying 6th class and one son in 4th class. She is a very poor, illiterate women. Husband is also an illiterate daily worker in a welding shop. He earns about 200 hundred per day but doesn’t give a single paise for the household. He is an alchoholic and uses up all the money for his drinking. She is a victim of domestic violence. Family is in a very bad financial situation. 


Sunitha is working as a servant maid and cook in her neighbouring houses. With the little money she gets she is running the house, looking after her children and paying 600rupees rent for the room she is living. She is in such a bad situation that her husband even sold the door of her single roomed house for his drinking. It is more like an open house, with some of her belongings getting lost sometimes since the entire area is full of poor people.

One year back she joined in our sewing centre, Vijayawada in the free stitching class. She used the little leisure time she has for learning stitching and embroidery.She utilized most of the time in practicing and came out to be a very good student. She is at the end of the course and already started working on her own. 


Hemima , instructor at our Vijayawada sewing centre encouraged her, helps her for more practice and sometimes giving her work if she has any stitching orders from outside. This way also she is quite happy in earning more money than regular income she gets while still learning. She is quite confident now that she could be independent and look after her children quite well and if the situation demands that she had to leave her husband if she has more problems from him and goes on with her life in a much better way  than before.

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