Project Why Fundraising for Renu’s Sewing Circle #GivingTuesday #projectwhydelhi
This is Renu Karotia. Six years ago her husband lost his job due to a work accident. Her family lost their home and incurred huge debts. That’s when she joined Project WHY, the result of which transformed her life from ruins into one that was filled with hope and empowered her to become an entrepreneur.
After joining the Project WHY sewing class, she started taking small jobs at home. She then grew into the role of the sewing teacher and thus became a proud teacher inspiring students.
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.
What Is Project WHY
Project WHY is a flagship program of Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust, that provides educational support to underprivileged children. This after-school support program goes beyond academics, to include life skills and all-around development.
Project WHY also runs vocational skill programs for women from underprivileged homes. Every year this nonprofit reaches out to 1200 children and 160 women.
Over a 1000 women have been trained at the Project WHY Sewing Circle since 2007.
What Is Needed
Today Renu, the sewing teacher, is looking at developing the skills of her students through a six-month programme. This will enable them to find employment in the garment industry.
To this end, Project WHY 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/- (850 £/ 1090 USD)
Please Consider Donating
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 the next generations gain access to better education.
This is empowerment in its truest sense. You can be a part of this too by lending a helping hand in keeping the Sewing Circle Programme stay alive. All you need to do is donate to this fundraiser, any amount would do a great help to a lot of these people who depend on this programme for their livelihood.
You can make your donations here.
If you’re donating from India, your donation is 50% tax deductible under section 80G, and the entire expense account would be put up on the Project WHY website once the amount is raised.
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!
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