Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Our visit to Chilakaluripet Sewing Projects

Our visit on 24th Jan to our Tailoring and Embroidery projects in Chilakaluripet.

First the tailoring project run by Sumathi. This project is mainly meant for training a special tribal community(Lambadi). Some tribal families migrated from their native places and settled in Sugali colony, Chilakaluripet for their livelihood. Men and women are mostly daily workers in the near by tobacco company and few are rickshaw pullers and domestic helpers. Working in dust all the time lead them to several health problems. After finding the facts about the area we decided to start a Sewing centre in Sugali colony which should be another alternative living source for the needy women.

This proved to be productive since many women who got trained were very happy that they were able to help themselves as well ,take good care of their family and children.
Sumathi's daughter Swetha is also working with Shoshana for the benefit of needy women. She is the incharge of our embroidery and painting project. Both mother and daughter are working together so the women have the chance to learn both since it became necessary to have the knowledge of both tailoring and embroidery  to be successful in their business.

Swetha and her students are preparing products for sale like while training they could as well earn some income and also buy necessary stuff for their work.

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