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
Giving the poor and marginalised knowledge and skills to help them find employment or set up a small business. Why? When you are constantly told that you are worthless and that you are destined for the most menial, degrading and dehumanising work, you need hope and opportunities. This is why we do what we do!…
Why? When you experience extreme poverty and marginalisation, sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement and moral support to help you succeed. This is why we do what we do! What? Our LAMP groups – self-help – provide an environment where women can develop and grow in confidence, as they are empowered economically. MUTUAL…
Why? Despite their best efforts, South Asia’s poor and marginalised often find themselves out of work, fighting daily for casual opportunities, or confined to their traditional role in the most degrading and dehumanising work. This is why we do what we do! What? We provide opportunities for people to realise their potential, develop hidden talents…
We Need your Support
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.