A new Crochet Unit has been inaugurated on the 15th April 2015, supported by SEDAB. Congratulations women! We look forward to seeing your beautiful products and wish you luck with your enterprise.
A new Hammock Enterprise was inaugurated at Kootroad on the 18th February 2015. This t unit is owned and run by 8 women. We would like to thank Auroville’s Ambalam Hammock unit for training the women who volunteered from Self Help Groups in the nearby regions. The inauguration took place with the presence of the Panchayat, members from AVAG, Pitchandikulam and the women entrepreneurs.
A new Hammock Enterprise was inaugurated in Aaparampet, owned and run by 10 women. We would like to thank Auroville’s Ambalam Hammock unit for training the women who volunteered from Self Help Groups in the nearby regions. The inauguration took place on the 17th December 2014, with the presence of the Panchayat, members from AVAG, Pitchandikulam and the women entrepreneurs.
On the 15th November 2014, certificates were distributed to 22 women who have successfully completed their training course in the preparation and use of herbal cosmetics. They are now officially recognized as beauticians who offer not only the conventional parlor services, but can also offer advice and consultation for right diet and overall wellness. These women and their parlors will play an important role in promoting hygiene and ecological alternatives in their villages.
The most evident concern for providing a healthy, eco-friendly parlor service has emerged out of the awareness that Indian women with darker skin tones face serious side effects from the utilization of fairness products. Many of the women who have been trained understand the need to source their ingredients locally, through sustainable harvesting practices, and they encourage women’s self confidence that ‘dark is beautiful,’ and that ‘healthy skin is important, not white skin.’ The women have been trained in Ayurveda and can offer the whole range of parlor services – from massage, to facials, haircuts, etc. The success of their enterprise is now in their hands ! This is not just talk about women’s empowerment and sustainable development – but these women have done it, they are now able to own, and manage their own enterprise.
The culture we are imbibed in – the dignity & respect,
Is our synergy and our strength.
The Project is supported by Ministry of Rural Development & Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women
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