Help Usha train seamstresses
Help Usha teach women to sew to get themselves out of poverty.
About the organization
72% of the Indian population lives in villages and in extreme conditions of poverty. The worst affected are the women, who, due to the inherent patriarchal nature of society, have no control over land and no economic power, and face the worst forms of discrimination. Usha International tackles this issue by opening thousands of Micro Sewing Schools with the aim of empowering local women to become entrepreneurs and teach sewing and stitching within the precincts of their homes. Over the last three years Usha International has reached out to 9,000 remote villages across the country through their Silai School Program. More than 110,000 learners have completed their qualification course from Silai Schools and nearly 10,000 learners continue to receive sewing skills training every day from these schools. In order to improve the training quality and multiply the number of trained entrepreneurs and reach illiterate women, Sikana has partnered with Usha to encapsulate the entire curriculum in a digital program that will benefit over 100,000 women in 10,000 schools.