WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Financial Assistance to women:

Soft Loans and advances:

Interest free loans have been given to women to make them financially independent so that they can run their own business smoothly. Women were linked to local and national level financial institutions from capital. KWCCL provided loans @ 12% during the year 2014- 2015. Around 164 ladies got benefitted with a reimbursement of Rs 10,000 to 20,000 each. Some of them have started repaying their loans during current year.

DEVELOPMENT WORK with partners:

A: Manford Allianz: Help foundation has a long-term association with MANFORD since 2001. The organization is headed by Anand David, a renowned behavioural scientist who performed in 82 countries across world. HELP has conducted Almost 150 three day workshops with Anand so for. The foundation has covered Universities, Colleges, Duty bearers, Bankers, corporates, lawyers, journalists, doctors and many other professionals. This year also the Foundation signed MoU with three universities to conduct Breakthrough workshops for students on regular basis.

This year 4 Breakthrough workshops were conducted which benefitted over 100 students and professional workers.

B: ICNA Canada: A Canadian organization that has started working with HELP Foundation in year 2014, has so for sponsored 340 children. These children avail education facilities in different schools and stay with their guardians. During year 2017-18, the total outflow of funds was 43.7 lacs.

D: HHRD US: Helping Hand for Relief and Development is a US based organization that supports the foundation in religious and women empowerment programs. HHRD has contributed over 46 lacs during 2017-18 for providing technical skills to women and education to their wards in the vicinity of Srinagar city and Religious activities during month of Ramadan and Eid-Uz-Zuhha.

E: Action Aid India: Action Aid is supporting a women empowerment project in Budgam. This project helps home based women workers in skill building and awareness regarding laws and social security schemes available to them in the state.

F: KDF-UK: Kashmir Development Foundation is a UK based organization that has helped the Foundation during 2016 unrest in supporting pellet victims in their surgeries and medical aid and continues to provide rehabilitation support for them. The organization also supported for Physical rehabilitation of 24 visually impaired children in year 2017-18 and supported in medical aid of over 14 patients and is continuing.

Women Empowerment

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a .lifetime”-Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu.

Help foundation works for providing a helping hand to the women who are hit by traumas of life by virtue of being a vulnerable group. The aim is to provide means to them so that they will have a self-sustained and a dignified life .Also, make them capable enough to provide their children healthy and conducive atmosphere for upbringing them.

We at Help Foundation strategize to help women reach their fullest potential and achieve their personal best by identifying the challenges they face. Help foundation has been working for women empowerment for more than two decades. At Help Foundation we increase the ability of a women to successfully manage their own livelihood options and improve their security for a dignified life.

WHY AND HOW WE DO IT

Help Foundation while working with orphans tried to understand their plight and how their life can be made better. It came to light that one of the factors that made these children suffer is the economic state of their home. Also women were suffering emotionally and financially which had an impact on the growing kid. In order to improve the situation and cater to the needs of the children and their suffering mothers,  skill based training centres were started by Help Foundation where different types of skill  training was imparted to these women.

These training centres had two fold purposes. They act as therapy centre for the women, where they meet other women and give vent to their suffering Also the skill that they acquired through the training helped them to give wings to their creativity and create beautiful products.

Help foundation also provides a platform for the sale of its artisan products .An outlet called “SEHJAAR” was established at Saida  Kadal in 2005.Later was shifted to Raj Bagh and is now currently at 50 Tulsi Bagh .Sehjaar is also promoting the sale of these products via social media. Sehjaar has a strong customer chain from across the world.

Training Centre

Year of Establishment:- 2000

Help Foundation started empowering women by imparting different training to build on their diverse skills. The first training centre was opened at Saida Kadal .Later the center was shifted to Inderhama. Foundation has been running more than 50 training centres across length and breadth of Kashmir since last two decades. Training was imparted on the following skills

 Production Centre

Year of establishment:- 2000

In order to empower the emotionally ,socially and economically marginalized group of women a production Unit was set by Foundation at Saida  kadal  in 2000.later shifted to Inderhama These women were trained in the production of organic spices, juices, jams and pickles .Packaging of dry vegetables also takes place at Inderhama production Unit. Along with this a unit of mushroom cultivation is also running .More than 30 women were trained in mushroom cultivation under first batch .More than fifteen thousand women have received training from these training centres and many are successfully operating their independent unit

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Training Beneficiaries Location of training Center
A.    Apparels More than 20000 beneficiaries Saida kadal
a. Cutting and tailoring Budgam
b. Sozni work Awanti pora
c. Aari work Kupwara
d. Crochet work Pulwama .
e. Block printing Doda
f. Chain stitch Jammu
g. Screen printing Sopore
h. Block printing Sitaharan
B. Food Production

1.Pickle production

2.Jam production

3.Mushroom cultivation

4.Spices

5.Pulses

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