Threads 4 Life

This is a women empowerment program. The main goal of this program is to reach destitute women with tools of Fashion and Design. We believe the women we support should live in dignity. The Main aim of the project is to regain dignity and self esteem by empowering these women. Alarming number of women is living in dire misery who is either widows or the women thrown out by their husband’s or families infected with HIV/AIDS.

This initiative is a life changing event where these women can look in to their future with confidence. Teaching skills gives them self-confidence and empowers them to face every challenge in life. We have a workshop and training center in Vijayawada city. We have started with 4 trainees and a Fashion designer instructor. We are planning to expand it in 2015 to train more women.

Here is the definition of the “THREADS 4 LIFE” project:

T – TRANSFORMATION through
H – HOLISTIC approach
R – REHABITATE women infected with HIV, women from trafficking by
E – EMPOWERING
A – ALLOWING
D – DIGNITY
S – SELFESTEEM in their lives.

4Core Values:

  • Value: Every women is valuable in the sight of God and has a plan and purpose in their life.
  • Transformation: Transformation starts from inside and effects the whole being. This empowerment program would transform poverty into prosperity.
  • Holistic: We believe in uplifting the women physically and Spiritually and give hope and new Life through counseling, training and Empowering.
  • Sustainable: We believe in the practice and promotion of sustainability of HIV infected, vulnerable and women at risk.

Giving Life to the Women by

L: Life skill development: by training them in sewing and fashion designing that builds their capacities.
I: Income generation: Breaking the cycle of poverty by income generation. We also want to make sure that the people involved in making of the products had a decent quality of life.
F: Fare Trade promotion: The products are guaranteed that it has been made without any child labour or exploitation of labour and a value is given to the product.
E: Entrepreneurship: encouraging women entrepreneurship and access to markets.

Products of THREADS 4 LIFE:

BAGS: Cloth Tote bags, Shopping bags, Hand Bags, Zipper Bags, School and College bags
PURSES: Cloth purses, Zipper purses, Coin purses
DUPPATAS: Viscose, silk, cotton, Pachmina, plain, hand, machine embroidery and block printing on plain duppatas.
SCARFS: Cotton
STOLES: Silk, viscose, Cotton etc
GARMENTS: Ladies wear, tops, Pajamas,
TAILORING NEEDS: School and college uniform stitching
EMBROIDERY WORKS: Embroidery works on garments, saris, dresses