I am pleased and honored to help spread the word about Project Why, and specifically, the Project Why Women’s Centre at Madanpur Khadar, New Delhi (#ProjectWhyDelhi) A number of us bloggers learned about Project Why just a couple of years ago, through our friend Damyanti Biswas (@damyantiwrites). And now, we are helping raise much needed funds for its vital community programs this #GivingTuesday.
Project Why provides after-school support to underprivileged children, and also works to empower women, so that they can support themselves and their children. Since 2007, over 1000 women have been trained at the women’s centre sewing circle, including Renu, the sewing teacher.
Six years ago, when she joined Project Why, Renu Karotia had lost her home and incurred huge debts. Her husband got retrenched after an incapacitating work accident. After joining the Project Why sewing class, Renu started taking small jobs at home. She then grew into the role of the sewing teacher and began taking pride in her students’ newfound skills.
She is now paying back her debts and knows that she holds the key to her future in her hands. Her children study at the after-school support classes run by Project Why.
Today Renu is looking at developing the skills of her students through a six-month program. This will enable them to find employment in the garment industry. To this end, Project Why urgently needs the following:
Interlocking machine 4400/-
Pico machine 5600/-
Ironing board 2000/-
Cutting table 4000/-
6-month salary for Renu 60,000/-
Total amount needed: 77,000/- (About $1100 in USD – every donation, big or small, goes a long way, here!)
Women are true agents of change and helping them find the means to earn a livelihood goes a long way in transforming the lives of their families. At Project Why, Renu and her students not only practice sewing but also learn to read and write. When women are empowered, domestic violence drops, and subsequent generations find access to better education and ever-greater opportunites.
Read the Project Why story at www.projectwhy.org.
Join the Project Why family by supporting Renu, so she can help women like herself. No amount is too small, and every little bit would help make Renu’s dreams become a reality!
When we educate and empower one woman, we set off a chain reaction that transforms the life of her family and the community she lives in.
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Visit https://projectwhy.org/donate/ to learn how to make a donation from any country.
If you are in India: Your donation is 50% tax deductible under section 80G, and the entire expense account will be put up on the Project Why website once the amount is raised.
If you are in the U.S., you can also donate to Project Why via https://www.omprakash.org/global/project-why/donate Omprakash is a tax-exempt non-profit organization registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. They take PayPal.
Last, but not least, please share our posts this week on all your favorite social media sites. November 27 is a global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday, and Project Why is a part of this kindness movement. You’ll find the links to this and others at founder Anouradha Bakshi‘s blog: Would You Help Renu Empower a Sewing Circle in Need? #GivingTuesday #projectwhydelhi Think of the positive impact your gift and others will have on these women, their families, their communities, and future generations. Every donation, big or small, helps!