2. IndiaN Team

 

India, a country with one of the world’s largest textile and garment industries, and the site of Meghna’s roots, was a natural place for us to start. 

We identified a rural unit in Tamil Nadu set up by Satyabhama Ramaswamy, that provided the local women with basic training in tailoring, aimed at giving them sustainable life skills that they could use to better their living situations. Many of the women had been previously unemployed; employed in sweatshops; or otherwise struggling to scrape together the money to send their children to school.

Click on the photos to read their stories.

  Sheela

Sheela

  Sara

Sara

  Maligeshwari

Maligeshwari

  Ponmalar

Ponmalar

  Dhanalakshmi

Dhanalakshmi

  Punita

Punita