They need your help. Things have been going downhill for India’s daughters, especially from the marginalized communities for quite some time. In the last two decades, India has witnessed a massive decline in women’s participation in the workforce. According to a World Bank report, the female labour force participation rate decreased from 26% in 2005 to an alarming 20% in 2019. 

Then came the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Aside from devastating many lives, causing widespread disruption of businesses, it also spelt doom for many working professionals and labourers. 2020 saw many people being deprived of their livelihoods, falling into financial ruin. A 2020 UN report predicted that the pandemic will push 96 million people below the poverty line half of which would be women. 

Thousands of women who still managed to have a semblance of self-identity and a means of livelihood by running small businesses or serving as domestic help have lost their only source of income during the quarantine period. 

It’s time we do something to restore their lost sense of dignity and self-worth. Help us help them get back on their feet. 

Through our in-house handicrafts shop, Upanyasher Aranya will promote the masterpieces created by local women from marginalized communities. You can avail of some beautiful pottery, gorgeous Katha stitches, colourful purdahs, bags, etc. All created from scratch, by the nimble hands of female artisans. 

The pandemic might have left them destitute. But let’s show them that there’s still hope, still a light at the end of the tunnel.

  • No positive social change can occur if the women aren’t uplifted. So Upanyasher Aranya aims to empower rural women by helping them achieve financial independence. 
  • Our in-house handicrafts shop will promote the handicrafts of local women such as pottery, Katha stitches, curtains, bags, etc. 
  • The teachers for our gurukul will be selected from the regional candidates with requisite qualifications. 
  • To chart new beginnings for our women. We intend to foster entrepreneurship and women frommarginalized communities by showcasing their handicrafts to the world.