Shakti is a sewing project founded 2009 in Jaipur to empower disadvantaged women. It’s aim is to raise their self awareness, help them becoming more independent and to motivate them to support their families actively through gaining access to an income. This contributes to strengthening the position of these women on the long term in the decisions of their families.
This projects allows women to get basic knowledge in sewing and design. Their creative abilities are also being promoted. They furthermore learn to work in team and are given the motivation to look for a job or to create a support group to insure an income for themselves and their families. They get direct support from Shakti Team on the journey to find a job. The aim is help them to get a work place if they do not create their own support group.