Setting up of Self-Help Groups in tailoring
SCALE has set up five informal women self-help groups by name of Alambana in Rudrapur villages, Uttarakhand. Provided with advanced training, these women are stitching school uniforms, wedding dresses, ladies suits and embroidered purses, amongst other items. Not only has Alambana provided them with attractive economic benefits, it has also become the instrument for change in children’s education.
Alambana is being run by a group of 40-50 women who have received advance training from SCALE. This centre has been provided with sewing machine, Fashion Maker and Interlock machine for stitching, embroidery, and over-locking. Thereby enhancing the quality of items stitched by them.
Alambana self-help groups are not only sustainable but has become scalable in the last one year. But thousands of rural women are needing similar social upliftment for which we seek the support from the beneficiaries.
To meet the deficit of power in this rural area SCALE has solar lighted the Alambana centre. Production has now become efficient and uninterrupted.