According to WorldBank report, In 2012, around 170 million people, or 12.4% of India's population, lived in poverty.
The onset of The COVID-19 pandemic has had a detrimental effect on the labour market worldwide, causing many individuals to lose their jobs and businesses to close. Reports also suggested that the unemployment rate for the urban areas increased from 8.21% to 9.3%, and from 6.44% to 7.28% for the rural areas.
Thus pushing more people, into poverty and unemployment of which a huge percentage is women.
Its very much noticeable how much change Covid 19 has brought with it. Millions of people all across the world have lost their lives, and innumerable have lost their prime sources of income and are unable to support themselves and their families. For more prosperous people, our savings have aided us in making the ends meet. However, this has not been possible for daily wage workers, who depend on their day-to-day work to make ends meet.
"Low skills perpetuate poverty and inequality. When done right, skills development can reduce un- and underemployment, increase productivity, and improve standards of living. Helping people develop and update their skills makes economic sense." -The World Bank
With this quote in mind, our NGO, "Hamari Pahchan" has taken up the initiative to prepare for such a spontaneous situation. Our organization has been teaching vocational skills to various men and women across many slums of Delhi since 2015. Post Covid-19 pandemic, we have coordinated events under the initiative of Vocal for Local. As part of these events, we have provided vocational training to 1200 women providing them with the opportunity to earn their livelihood. Hamari Pahchan NGO has also sold those products made by underprivileged women across the globe.
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Under the skill development project, we organize skill development workshops for women living in slum area most of whom are either unemployed or struggling financially and are barely even able to scrape by. To make them self reliant, we provide them with proper materials and basic equipment as well as a trained mentor to educate them on different handicrafts skills and allow them to be able to provide for themselves by selling their handmade goods made in the workshops.
Under the same project we also purchase the products made by underprivileged women and sell them on a global level in order to provide them with employment.
You can also help us make a difference by :
Monetary help (through donations or funding) or
In-kind (raw material for the products, sewing machine or any other essential) or just
Promoting the campaign on social media
For more information, Contact us on 9911173557, 7800043888 or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.