While over the past few decades India has developed in leaps and bound, not all regions and communities have benefited equally. Complex poverty issues continue to affect women, children and other rural groups across the country. 72% of India still lives in villages and in varying conditions of poverty. The worst affected in these conditions are the women in villages, who because of not having any control over land or other means of productions and due to the inherent patriarchal nature of society, face the worst forms of discrimination.
Usha aims to work with these women in remote villages and believes that helping women develop their inherent latent potentialities would bring about a holistic development for the society at large. In the last three years Usha International through their Silai School Program has reached out to remote villages across the country. We believe this is the first step towards women empowerment.
However, at the same time it would be also true, if we were to answer the ‘Why’ with ‘we do so because we love doing it.’