New Sewing Project at Gamela Bazar, Vijayawada.
Rag pickers area - Gamela Bazar, Vijayawada.
As we observed, most of the families are run by single parent. Women left by husbands, take care of the children. Because of the family burden, children also take up the same job to survive. Living in poverty, unclean surroundings without proper help from the Government.
A lot of garbage is cleaned informally by the rag pickers in urban areas of India who work without any proper wages. Collecting waste is a difficult and harmful job. Not only that they are exposed to harmful substances, infections, respiratory diseases and abuse on the streets.
We thought of giving them an alternate job opportunity, so that they could use it to run the family and have a decent living. Besides that encouraging the children to go to schools.
Shoshana started a sewing project in this area - with some women who are interested to take up sewing as their career. Hemima - Instructor who is working with Shoshana for more than 15 yrs came forward in helping these women.