At WORK+SHELTER New Delhi women are entered into our paid training program where we teach them the skills to create high-quality products for the export market. The only entry prerequisite we have is demonstrated economic need.
WORK+SHELTER creates safe spaces across India where women in need can come to live and work. W+S encourages self-reliance amongst its female stakeholders while promoting hands-on training and capacity building.
WORK+SHELTER employs a unique and scalable development model. In order to scale quickly and effectively, we form long-term partnerships with local NGOs who are already working with various female demographics but don’t necessarily have the resources to offer a full livelihood and shelter program.
Creating safe spaces in India where women can come to live and work.
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WORK+SHELTER creates safe spaces across India where women in need can come to live and work. W+S encourages self-reliance amongst its female stakeholders while promoting hands-on training and capacity building. At W+S women are taught to use the skills they have or develop new ones, and contribute to the success of the organization by effectively filling their role within the larger production process. Apparel and accessories produced by the women are then sold to overseas markets.
Why Women? Why India?
According to the World Bank, India is home to nearly 1/3 of the global poor. In some Indian states, as much as 70% of the population suffer deficits in health, education, and living standards (HDR 2011). Further, women comprise 70% of the world’s poor (ILO).
WORK+SHELTER is working to change that.Read More
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December 13, 2013 |
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September 3, 2013 |
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August 20, 2013 |
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August 1, 2013 |
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