The members of women’s micro-loan group of “Sister Aid,” Tejashwini making rope through jute fibre.
In 2010, YGB developed “Sister Aid” to directly provide impoverished mothers with micro-loans and their young daughters with education funds. We have partnered with successful Non Governmental Organizations NISHTHA in West Bengal who runs this YGB program.
The significance of this micro loan program “Sister Aid” is the ability to empower underserved women with economic independence as well as individual sense of dignity. These women gain economic stability as well as confidence to express their rights in many difficult situations such as domestic violence. Micro loan groups meet regularly which provides opportunities for these women to share their struggles at home and empower themselves by receiving their peer’s support. These women have learned how to stand against domestic abuse as a group, challenging husbands or anybody who threatens them and succeeding in many cases. NGO partner NISHTHA has been running this YGB programs in West Bengal since 2011 with unparalleled dedication to improve rural women’s status now reaching to nearly 500 women with this YGB program.
Women’s micro loan group “Shakti Sthal” under YGB’s Sister Aid Program making bag handles which are stitched into bags made of jute fibre.[/caption]
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