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.