Only 28% of urban women are part of the workforce, lowest among BRIC and 7th lowest in the world – NSS
When a women works she directs 90% of her earnings towards her family as compared to only 35% by a man.
Khwaab, financially empowering community women by imparting livelihood skills and channelizing earnings towards child education, family welfare and community development.
Theory of Change
Build a community of financially independent women, empower them through knowledge and skills
Enable women to effectively channelize earnings towards family welfare
Create women leaders who use acquired skills and knowledge to lead change in their community
Enabling women to make informed decisions through knowledge sessions.
Bringing them together through bi-monthly Focus Group Discussions and knowledge sessions in the fields of education, sanitation, health and financial literacy to make them better decision makers.
Equipping women with livelihood skills.
Notably the skill of tailoring among unskilled community women enabling them to earn a livelihood, invest in their child’s education and save for the future.
Building a pool of artisans through integration of skill and art.
Harnessing the artforms of Ikkat, Shibori and Kalamkari leading to a range of beautiful handcrafted artisanal products.
At Khwaab we love, value and promote the skill of an Indian artisan who creates magical patterns through the use of hands than machine. Khwaab products are an integration of the skill of the women of Mandawali and the indigenous artforms of Shibori, Ikkat and Kalamkari.
A Japanese tye and dye artform
A cloth printed by hand
Resist dyed yarn handwoven together
As teachers on a community visit, we saw one of our students living in a low-income urbanized community running around in a beautiful peach dress. We asked her mother where she bought it from to realize it was her creation. As we moved from door to door, speaking to these unskilled and unemployed mothers, we realized that there lay a huge potential behind those closed doors that wanted to break free.
Invest for a Social Return
Returns are not always monetary.
Let your investment reap something more priceless, smiles.
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