Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hello friends,

Our Managing Director  (Shoshana) Mrs.Martha B Foerch arrived in India safely for her half yearly visit, second visit for this year.

Our visit schedule to our respective projects starts from 1st Nov-12.

I will update our project reports along with pics from time to time.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Few pics from Sewing project, Giripuram, Vijayawada.

This time they have 13 women in the batch. Usually they have 10 women but many women are interested this time so the instructor Hemima made special timings for the batch so everybody has enough time.

Hemima the instructor is taking good care of the women here during the training and also after they finish the course. She sees that they get settled down with their business.

Not only the training she is really helpful in supporting them to get through their family problems and sometimes even financially helping them.

The centre is not only a tailoring centre but also like a shelter home for the needy women.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pics of new batch of women for tailoring and embroidery training at Shoshana sewing centre, Vijayawada.

Instructor, Srivani along with the students

Srivani, one of our senior instructors along with her husband who is a retired Railway employee has been working here in the old city of Vijayawada for the past 30 years for the benefit of poor women.

She was a teacher by profession but has been training needy women in stitching  in her leisure time . Once she started working with Shoshana in 2001 she took up this work as a full time profession. The area where she started working was a very slum area mainly with muslim community where women were not allowed to go out for work.

Coolies with large families living in very small huts in terrible conditions. Tailoring is a very good income source for them with which they could earn from their home. Free training classes provided with necessary materials  really helped  them for their self help.

Many previous students who finished their course were successful in their work.

Srivani is still very active in giving her services and is helping the women  with the same interest as she was in the beginning.

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