The Loomba Foundation and People Possible Foundation under its corporate social responsibility programme, jointly launched ‘Empowerment project for 150 impoverished widows’ in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Under this project 150 widow beneficiaries will be provided a three-month training in cutting and tailoring in collaboration with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA).
The widows will, thereafter, be employed to make cotton bags through a programme by an Indian Non-profit organisation called M.A.D (Making A Difference) thus allowing them to earn an income so they can support their family members and children.
The Loomba Foundation signed an MOU with SEWA for imparting training to 150 widow beneficiaries on this occasion.
Kanubhai J. Patel, Managing Director of the Saurashtra Bank Ltd was the Chief Guest Harish Nandwani presented a cheque of Rs. 3,50,000 as a first tranche to the Loomba Foundation to support this empowerment project under CSR initiative of People Possible Foundation. The total cost of the project is Rs. 7,00,000.
Sharing details about the initiative, Atul Palta said “we are providing a means to generate income and become self-sufficient and independent to financially support themselves and their children.”
He added, we are grateful to People Possible Foundation for supporting this empowerment project in Ahmedabad to help 150 impoverished widows and thanked Ashok Vithlani, co-founder and chairman and Amit Somaiya, co-founder and CEO of People Possible Foundation for their generosity.
Atul Palta thanked SEWA for supporting the Loomba Foundation in implementation of this project by providing training in cutting and tailoring to these widows.
Smt. Manali Shah of SEWA appreciated the work of the Loomba Foundation and expressed her gratitude to People Possible Foundation for helping poor widows in Ahmedabad. She said the women can become economically stronger by forming self-help groups. She added stitching is a form of art for women. Women are equal partners in the growth of a country.