Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 New batch of women at Shoshana sewing centres , Narasaraopet town.

Navodayanagar area, Narasaraopet.

Instructor Satyavathi with her students 

Shalem Nagar area, Narasaraopet

Instructor Santamma with her students

Jilla. Mani - Request for medical help

Need of medical support for a women at Shoshana medical centre area, Giripuram, Vijayawada.

She is Jilla.Mani aged 43yrs. She is a domestic helper and has one daughter and one son. Husband died of heart attack ten years back and from then she is taking care of her family.

Both her children finished their 10th standard and are ready to join the college. Mean time she got a problem with her left hand. She had a wound on one of her fingers and being a diabetic patient it became chronic and presently she is unable to do anything with that hand.

Since she is the only earning member in the family it is very difficult for her to stop working. Children are waiting to join in the college.  In order to pay the house rent and for othe household expenses they are doing small jobs.

She needs surgery for the finger so she could do her work again. She doesn't want her children to drop their studies and settle as domestic helpers. She is requesting for medical help. She needs medication first to lower her sugar levels before going for surgery.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pics of Sewing Centre, Giripuram, Vijayawada.

Pics of Sewing centre, Giripuram, Vijayawada.

Though located in the city, Giripuram is an area where mostly the backward and weaker sections live. People still living in backward conditions.  Alchoholism, domestic violence and other factors which are very much dominating in this area. Many children without parents, women losing husbands at early age, sick people turning their children into dropouts and child labourers, single parents are mostly seen in this area.

Shoshana started its work in this area locating needy women, helping them for their self help providing sewing machines after they finish their training in stitching and embroidery. That way many women and girls are supporting their families making efforts overcoming some of their problems.

Instructor Hemima with her students

Medical support is also needed in this area for some extent. Many sick people with long time illness and chronic diseases. Many requests from this area for medical support.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Pics of new batch of women at Chilakaluripet Sewing Centre

Pics from Shoshana sewing centre, Chilakaluripet. Two instructors at the same centre providing both stitching and embroidery courses. Women has the chance to choose according to their requirement.

Instructor Sumathi with her new batch of students

 Both Swetha and Sumathi , the instructors here in this centre care for their women and see that they get settled in their own business. They are more partners in this organization not just like employees.
 Some of the women are daily workers and some have their own occupation which they run at home.

Swetha with her new batch of students
Swetha dealing with embroidery students already started engaging them  in making handwork on sarees so that they could put their products on sale.

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