Women Empowerment

Skill up-gradation and financial empowerment by providing better livelihood opportunities to women artisans doing applique work in the interior villages of Barmer district of Rajasthan (Delhi)

The programme was started with the mission to empower women artisans through the formation of craft clusters. The project was initiated with the vision of organizing the applique artisans of the rural areas of Barmer, which is also the head office of the organization, on a common platform to save them from the clutches of middlemen and economically empower them by providing them regular work, upgrade their skills and maintain a transparency in the project. Women of the area have expertise in applique work which is also called cut work in some parts of India. The area is slightly orthodox in nature and restricts the movement of women in the society. To bridge the gap between earning and not going outside; the organization supplied the raw material at their doorsteps and collected the same from their homes. The main target of the project is; To upgrade the skills of artisans to cause product diversification & development of market led products range to access remunerative national & international markets; To promote the handicraft artisans up in the value chain by institutionalizing them into Producer Collectives; To empower the community and households involved in applique / embroidery handicraft through bridging the gap between producers and markets by building the capacities & capabilities of the target producers via execution of technical training programmes