Distribution of Sewing Machines at Shoshana Sewing Project, Chenchula colony, Gannavaram.
More than 1000 people spread in two blocks at Chenchula and Jangali colonies near airport at Gannavaram area. They belong to tribal communities, mostly illiterates.
Occupation wise some are fishermen, women mostly sell small plastic items going around houses, some men are parrot astrologers etc . They migrate from one area to other in search of work living in temporary shelters.
The situation is especially poor for women, because they have often little or no economic status and especially when their husbands are working elsewhere, they have to face severe financial hardship.
Girls usually get married when they reach the age of puberty and boys mostly go along with their parents for work.
Local pastor is working for the economic upliftment of these tribal communities encouraging children to attend tuition points for primary education and women to learn some hand craft skills so that they could have an alternate income source.
With the help of Shoshana, a sewing project was started in Chenchula colony in the year 2021 and so far 10 women finished their course and got a sewing machine.
Here are some pics from the distribution of sewing machines.
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE TO GET THE SEWING MACHINES FOR THE LADIES FOR THEIR SELF HELP.