Friday, August 31, 2012

Over all view of Swarna village and the pics of Shoshana medical centre in Swarna village.

Inside the medical project
Nurse, Prasanna examining a patient
Nurse-Prasanna with her son

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This woman named Koteswari was a previous student from Shoshana sewing centre, Venkatapaiah colony, Guntur.

She was the student from the very first batch at this sewing project. Completed her tailoring course(2008-09) batch.

Basically belonging to an agricultural family. Illiterate, daily worker. Husband is also a farmer.  Mostly we have girls and young women at our sewing projects with only a very few ladies who are above 45yrs of age.
At this age she wanted to join the free stitching class. Her daughter is married and has school going kids.
Elder son is recently married and younger son is an engineering student.

She is staying along with her family in a small house. Even though she is from a below middle class family she has not much responsibilities like other needy women in the centre since her children are grown up and they are self dependents.

It is difficult for her to work in fields at this age so she took up tailoring which she could as well work from home. After finishing her course she is working as a tailor at home and supporting her family.

Koteswari with her younger son and grand children along with the instructor Anitha

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Instructor Sivakumari in the middle with her morning batch students

Pics of new students of Shoshana Sewing Centre at Pedanandipadu village.


All the women are married and majority are daily workers. All from the same village. They are making out time for the sewing training in between their working hours.
 The instructor Sivakumari  is from the near by village called Appapuram but settled down in Pedanandipadu because of her children's education.
She has been giving tailoring and embroidery course for needy women since 2003 and finished training more than 75 students in 8 batches.
Sivakumari, the first along with her new batch of students in front of the sewing centre           

These women started their training from 1st of this month and they are slowly getting along with the sewing machine and practicing the basics.
Student at the very beginning step making straight lines

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pics of a previous student who finished her training at Shoshana sewing Centre, Guntur and who started her own business.

Sridevi at her house

Sridevi is an uneducated woman. Comes from a very poor family background. Married at a young age. Her husband is a A.C mechanic. Besides that he also works as a agricultural worker .Sridevi has a daughter and a son who are in school.
She is living with her family along with her mother in law in a rented house.

This is the house of Sridevi

Sridevi along with her family and the instructor(Anitha)

She finished her tailoring training for almost an year now. Before she was a daily worker so she took almost an year to settle down as a full fledged tailor. Even after finishing the training she worked as a daily worker in the chilli yard to support her family besides working as a tailor. Now she has enough work as a tailor.

She is very happy with her work and she thinks tailoring is a very good alternative job for needy women who work in fields to earn money. They could as well utilize their skill when they don't have work in fields.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pics of our Sewing Centre in Bapatla.

Entrance of our sewing project
Manjula(instructor at the sewing project) recently changed her house. Here are a few pics of her residence com work place.

New batch of women 

Manjula with her morning batch students

Monday, August 6, 2012

Here i would like to share a few pics of one of our Medical Centres of Shoshana.

Medical Centre in Tadiparru village

All kinds of patients are coming to the centre including children and old people
Nurse Mrs.Sukhaveni checking a woman
Villagers outside the medical centre

 Distribution of Sewing machines at Shoshana sewing project, Pedanandipadu Shoshana distributed six sewing machines to the ladies who are pr...