Where it all began?
As a part of community outreach program, Project ‘Life’ initiated Women Empowerment Programme in 2008, under able leadership of Mr. Kirit Vassa, Joint Executive Trustee.
Started with the first batch of 25 women and today we have trained 8000 women in our journey of 11 years.
The biggest challenge is to make them overcome the feeling of stigma that an insensitive society has thrust upon them. Another daunting task is also to make them realize that, with a little outside help, they will be able to take charge of their lives and live with dignity. Bringing them to the LWEC orientation program, called the Jagruti Shibir, is not an easy task either: Often they have no money to travel to reach our centers. However, everything starts falling into place as message gets spread and one needy widow/woman take many more needy women. After interacting they can relate to and identify with all other women because all of them are facing almost identical crisis. Some of these women are on their way to overcoming or have already overcome the crisis. This realization fills the women with a sense of faith and hope. Observing and interacting with the other women, LWEC beneficiaries are inspired to become economically independent and self-reliant. It dawns upon them that lives can change for the better if they become economically independent. Perhaps this is the biggest achievement of LWEC.