The disadvantages and discrimination faced by underprivileged women severely limits their ability to lift themselves out of poverty unaided. These women both in urban and rural settings lack the necessary opportunities to satisfy their aspirations to be self-reliant. As a result, they are more likely to work in informal, low-wage jobs with exploitative and unequal working conditions, and have limited access to goods and services.
NMGCT aims at empowering women from low-income communities through skill development and financial awareness, so that they can overcome poverty unaided and lead a life of dignity.
The women at NMGCT are taught the art of tailoring and they engage in making eco-friendly products out of sustainable materials such as Jute, Recycled Cloth, Up-cycled Denim, Newspaper as well as scented Candles and Soaps. The products made are sold through various online and offline mediums, and the proceeds directly help the women to lead a better life.
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Ms. Geethamma, 35 years old, is employed as a tailor in a garments factory in Bangalore. Her husband works as a daily wage driver. She has been associated with our organization for the past 2 and a half years. During the lockdown, they faced numerous challenges for their survival. It was during this time that she learned about our organization while we were distributing ration kits to those in need.
Ms. Geethamma shared her problems with us, and she was encouraged to join the tailoring program at our training center. She started stitching masks, potlis, bags, jute products, denim, and also learned cutting fabrics. Through this process, she gained confidence in her skills and realized that she could support her family and take care of herself. Currently, she earns a minimum of 3,000 to 4,000 rupees per month.
Ms. Geethamma’s success story showcases how our organization provides training and opportunities for individuals to develop their skills and become self-sufficient. We are proud to have been a part of her journey towards empowerment and improved livelihood.