Stay at home is not an option. It is either a privilege or a cruel punishment.
Let us become their friends &
fill their empty bags with much-needed friendship.
These brave women run the city with their own hands and legs.
Don't they deserve a dignified choice to earn?
The young girls in their families should have acquired skills to make a career.
Wouldn't they need an opportunity to acquire skills now?
They have surrendered the education & nutrition of their children to fate. Shouldn't the little ones be going through age-appropriate learning?
This needs a multi-pronged approach, careful inclusive execution, and the support of many great hearts.
YellowBag Foundation has been working with vulnerable communities in Madurai for the last 6 years. We intend to implement the below plan in two communities to start with. (Visit www.theyellowbag.org or email email@example.com for more details)
Our plan in one sentence is: "Small continuous action".
Our plan in detail is as below:
- Basic supplies for 2 weeks for a family of 4 (2adults+2 children)
- Rs.500 worth of grocery for families with PDS support
- Rs.1000 worth of grocery for families without PDS support
- Well researched curriculum for age 6 to 12
- Supported by full-time mentors within the community
- Rs.600 per child/month towards implementation expenses
- Cloth bag making training
- Earn from the idle tailoring machines at home
- Rs.5000 per women for training and employment creation
50% for Grocery
30% for education support
20% for tailoring skills