Economic Empowerment

Why do we do what we do?

Lakshmi’s* husband was an auto rickshaw driver. When he died suddenly from cardiac arrest she was left without any income to provide for herself and her three children.

She was at her wit’s end. Lakshmi’s parents had survived by making baskets. Lakshmi knew how to make baskets but had no money to buy stock.

A small business start-up grant enabled her to buy some stock and to start making and selling baskets. She now earns enough to provide for herself and her three children.

This is why we do what we do.


What we do


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These women have the odds stacked against them from birth, but education and empowerment can restore their dreams and hopes, bringing transformation not only to them but to their families and to entire communities.