Some of the new group of women who started training with Shoshana for their self help
Pics from one such group - Shoshana Sewing Centre, Guntur.
All of them come from a very poor financial background. Being school drops out with meagre educational qualifications there are not many second chance options for them except working as agricultural coolies or domestic helpers. Their earnings is not enough to lift the family out of poverty.
The local societies who are working with Shoshana are working in finding out the needy women and encouraging them to attend these free sewing training programs through which they can start up something on their own or take up a job.
Besides their role as a home maker they could as well work from home. The main goal of Shoshana is to help them achieve financial independence , their by supporting their families and providing proper education for their children instead of seeing them as child laborers.