Disadvantaged women have it really rough when it comes to earning options, especially if they have to stay at home. Caught between limited mobility, little or no literacy, and social compunctions, they have no real marketable skills. So, most options are closed to them. The few that remain are odd jobs paying exploitatively low wages.
One half of greenBUG (gogreenbug.com) has always been about setting that right. The greenBUG team trains such women to make the unique greenBUG dustbin liner. Once that is learnt, each woman simply produces. They are paid for all that they produce, irrespective of market ups and downs. Their family income rises substantially, directly benefitting the children.
The other half of greenBUG ensures that the women's production is market-worthy and finds the right markets. So, everything from quality control right up to getting a sophisticated, branded product to the right customers country-wide gets taken care of.
To make it easy for the women to turn out a consistently good product, greenBUG gives them kits containing a specially designed productivity tool and some supplies. The cost of a kit is Rs.1500/-. Low as this amount may seem, some of the women can’t afford it easily. We have been part-subsidizing them for over 2 years, but there's only so much we can do as our funds are very limited.
Your contribution will sponsor two-thirds of the kits’ cost. The remaining third will only be Rs.500/- for each kit, and the women are happy to bear it. The target for this drive is only Rs.100,000/-, to support 100 women. Help us to get there quickly!