Short Story

The social enterprise initiative is called ‘Kshamata Unlimited’. This initiative will sell products made by women, namely bags and accessories which are either upcycled or made from eco-friendly items.  As part of the initiative, women at Kshamata will first be trained in tailoring, embellishment, and eco-friendly/upcycled jewelry making and they will be part of the entire production process.

Depending on the size of the order, work is outsourced to women who have completed training at Kshamata. Tote bags, shopping bags, laptop bags, sleeves, pouches, and upcycled fashion jewelry are some of the products manufactured by these women. The initiative will also benefit 30 young women over a period of one year with skills development, job readiness and employability. A critical part of getting women to successfully work and retain employment is the development of working skills (communication, decision making, etc.) necessary for job readiness which means imbibing discipline, working to time, acclimatizing to the work environment, etc.

In addition to the vocational training specified above. Hence, all women undergoing vocational training will compulsorily undergo job readiness skills as well.

The initiative has received funds for leasing the space, utilities, and equipment. However, to ensure that this will be a workplace like any other, women will be paid salaries. Kshamata Unlimited currently is looking for funds to pay the salaries of these women.  Timely and fair wages will provide women with greater incentive towards skill-building and learning. Moreover, funds will also be utilized towards remuneration for other staff members such as tailors, cutting experts, and production. 

Amongst other challenges, the top one remains salaries for women which in turn also affects the number of women employed. Currently, there is a shortage of staff members which leads to slow production of items. Monthly salaries for women will likely solve these problems and provide a livelihood for more women. Back this project to safeguard the interests and income of these women and grab some goodies for you and your loved ones on the way!

As rewards for the campaign, backers can get the products that women make as part of the initiative. These products are stylish, attractive, and eco-friendly/upcycled.

Maharashtra, India

Handmade Bags by Women at Kshamata NGO

1,600 Pledged
3 Backers
27 Days Left
Raised:
0.80%
Goal: 200,000
Minimum amount is ₹300 Maximum amount is ₹
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Story

Kshamata was founded by Bharathy Tahiliani, a professional social worker whose area covered the red-light district of Thane. After being part of rescue missions that revealed that the same girl was rescued 3 times from brothels in the city (one of the many instances), she realized the existing support model was broken and decided to act. The comprehensive support model developed by Kshamata is called the Kshamata Transformation Program, which provides a long-term, integrated and sustainable solution focused on reintegration and prevention against re-exploitation and re-victimization.

In addition to the comprehensive support model called the Kshamata Transformation Program, Kshamata currently has an evolving in-house social enterprise initiative, providing a sheltered employment approach to young women before their independent placement. Furthermore, it also provides employment in a safe environment for some women who might struggle in the external job market. The overall ‘end game’ is to provide an environment where traumatized girls can re-build their lives and go on to be integrated into society and live a truly independent life, brimming with confidence and self-esteem. The process enables women to ‘earn-and-learn’, at the same time providing a space to develop work ethics. 

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Is there a way for backers to know how their funds are being used by the organization?

A quarterly report and fund utilization report will be produced and sent to contributors

FAQs about Rewards

How will you ship my reward?

By courier only within India.

How long will it take for my order to be shipped to me?

The products will be shipped within 15 – 20 days from the date of contribution.

 

Rewards

300
-One Boat-shaped cosmetic pouch.
*Designs may vary as per the fabric availability.
*Free Domestic Shipping.
September, 2022
Estimated Delivery
2 backers
98 rewards left
1,000
-One hand-crafted fabric laptop sleeve.
*Designs may vary as per the availability of fabric.
*Free Domestic Shipping.
September, 2022
Estimated Delivery
1 backers
99 rewards left
2,100
One hamper that consists of:
-One upcycled jewelry piece.
-One duo canvas tote bag.
*Designs may vary as per the availability of fabric.
*Free Domestic Shipping.
September, 2022
Estimated Delivery
0 backers
100 rewards left
5,100
One hamper that consists of:
-One upcycled jewelry piece.
-One ladies tote bag.
-One laptop sleeve.
*Designs may vary as per the availability of fabric.
*Free Domestic Shipping.
September, 2022
Estimated Delivery
0 backers
100 rewards left
7,000
One hamper consisting of:
-One denim tote bag.
-One canvas daily use bag.
-One petal shaped tiffin bag.
*Designs may vary as per the fabric availability.
*Free Domestic Shipping.
September, 2022
Estimated Delivery
0 backers
15 rewards left
Name Donate Amount Date
Rauza Shah 300 July 20, 2022 3:27 pm
Nighat Shah 1,000 July 20, 2022 11:58 am
Anonymous 300 July 20, 2022 7:10 am

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