By the Poor, For the Poor
Prema Jyothi, in association with Birds Campus, a nonprofit run by Brothers of Sacred Heart, is starting an All Woman Bakery. Women Empowerment is a primary objective in this project. We aim to empower slum women who are unemployed, exploited, marginalized and oppressed, They lack the confidence to take initiative, have little or no decision-making power, and have virtually no voice. We hope this project will empower women and strengthen the family.
In poor households, when women are gainfully employed, they use most of the money on family health, education, and safety. All too often, women are subservient in the Indian household, mainly because they are not breadwinners. Our project will enable women to be self-reliant, develop interpersonal skills, and improve their self-worth.
By empowering women, we believe it will improve the quality of life of the family through education, better nutrition, and accessibility to healthcare.