Hope through jobs for women in India: We are asking you to join with us in prayer and support over a community development building project to help reach and teach business trade skills to women in Asia.
One of the most populous nations in the world, the caste system locks many into debt slavery in these rural areas, while inadequate access to clean air and water results in an estimated 900,000 deaths each year.
Women and children suffer from illiteracy, female infanticide, and domestic and sexual abuse. Estimates of 35 million children are orphans, while 50 million work as bond slaves to pay family debts, and 1.2 million are involved in prostitution. In the face of this overwhelming need our partner has served over 30 years ago to give the poor a hand up and out of poverty.
Project scope: A 3.5 acre training/community development center and campsite
“The Shed” Training Hall – The 1250 sq. ft. hall with a seating capacity of 50 to 75 persons with classroom chairs, work tables, a projector and screen for presentations, will have a capacity to train hundreds of young people each quarter.
The Cafe – A container cafe on the highway in front of the training center to serve travelers and generate income. The project will provide training and jobs to young people from the nearby village. We hope to start the project early 2018.
Sewing Training Center – This design and tailoring training project began in early 2017 and at present we provide a sewing machine, a training kit and a weekly training class for the women. We hope to set up the facility to start training and certifying multiple batches of girls and provide them with a means to design, tailor and start a small business of their own. One of the big need areas is a sewing machine per person (20) and a training kit that we put together including training raw material and textiles. We have already been able to provide training and regular work to a few girls through orders of our products.
The Shed – Training Center Budget: $16,246
The Cafe Budget – $18,144
Sewing Training Center Budget – $9,677
Compound Wall Budget around 3.5 acre campus – $11,290
Restroom and Borewell Submersible Pump Budget – $13,789