At LTI, we support marginalized women in urban and rural areas, by helping them create local employment opportunities,thereby enabling them to become financially independent.
In rural Maharashtra (Rahimatpur and Renavle in Wai, Maharashtra), we have trained and enabled local women to set up a manufacturing unit of papad (Indian wafer) making as a small-scale industry,to create local employment. Through motivation and sustained efforts,these women achieve FSSAI certificate, including vacuum sealing, for their products. This helped them market their products nationally, and earn a livelihood to financially support their families.
We have trained women artisans from the Thane and Mumbai districts, in association with UNDP and FUEL, with a two-fold objective to revive Warli art and turn these women into entrepreneurs and provide market linkages. To supplement their efforts, we organize the sale of their products at our office premises, which helps them gain confidence and tackle customers. Women re also trained in tailoring and beautician courses, which helps them earn livelihood.