Pics from Sewing projects, Chilakaluripet.
Andhra Pradesh is mainly an agricultural state but cultivation has been losing favour as a profession due to increasing cost of agricultural inputs and relatively low yields so people who are depended mainly on agriculture are looking for other job options.
The women from the sewing centres are mainly agricultural coolies. Since their work is seasonal they are in need of other alternate jobs to meet their household expenses. The main aim of Shoshana sewing projects is to create employment opportunities for needy girls and women in backward areas by providing them with Sewing, Painting and Embroidery skills .