Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Bapatla sewing project

Bapatla - Guntur district is the place where we visited yesterday.

We have our Shoshana sewing centre at Driver's colony, Bapatla.
Mrs. Manjula is the tailoring instructor. Single parent to two sons. Husband left her very young and for the last 11years she has been taking care of her children alone with the support of Shoshana besides taking care of the needy women in her area teaching them sewing and handicraft work like embroidery and painting. One of the sons of Manjula finished his Engineering and he is very much interested in supporting the work of Shoshana in future.

Women coming to the free classes are mostly daily workers and domestic helpers. Young girls who are drop outs from school working as servant maids to support their parents and two even took up the whole responsibility of running the family.

Former student
 The women who finished their classes started working on their own and we went to the house of one of the previous students living near the sewing centre.
Her name is Lakshmi. Husband is a carpernter and they also have a small road side hotel. Besides this the training at Shoshana sewing centre, Bapatla helped her in starting her own work as a tailor.

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