A single act of kindness may have a long trajectory and touch those we will never meet or see. Something that we casually offer may move through a web of connection far beyond ourselves to have effects that we may have never imagined. And so each of us may have left far more behind us than we may ever know.
-Rachel Naomi Remen
Today is Giving Tuesday and a few bloggers are joining together for a cause: supporting the Project Why Women’s Centre at Madanpur Khadar, New Delhi via the Giving Tuesday Initiative, a global giving movement.
We are grateful to Damyanti Biswas for bringing this need to our notice and for all she is doing to raise awareness and funding for Project Why.
Help Renu Empower a Women’s Sewing Circle in Need
Project Why provides after-school support to underprivileged children, and also works on women’s empowerment, so they can support themselves and their children. Since 2007, over a 1000 women have been trained at the women’s centre sewing circle, including Renu, the sewing teacher.
Six years ago, when she joined Project Why, Renu had lost her home and incurred huge debts. Her husband got retrenched after an incapacitating work accident. 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 began taking pride in her 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.
Today Renu 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/-
Why You Should Donate
Women are true agents of change and helping them find the means to earn a livelihood would go 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 finds access to better education.
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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!
Your single act of kindness can go a long way to changing lives!
Thank you so much for making this possible. We are all deeply touched and grateful. Hope to see you one day at Project Why. God bless
Thank you for all you are doing, Anou. You inspire me. And yes, I hope to visit someday soon. God bless you and the work you are doing.
Esha M Dutta
Thank you for sharing this story, Corinne. Wonderful efforts by Project WHY! Looking forward to seeing them continue with the good work in the coming months.
Thanks, Corinne, for taking the lead on this blog-a-thon, and for your unflagging support. It is always a joy to work with you. Hope you’re feeling loads better.
It has been so heart warming, being a part of this blog linky. Loved your views Corinne