Inauguration of Tailoring and training Center at Vimukti Centre Pothnal:

A tailoring unit, which aims to provide livelihood opportunities for Bhuvaneshwari SHG women who have suffered economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was inaugurated in Vimukti center premises at Pothnal. The unit will be run by SHG women from Pothnal. Vimukti organization facilitated the setting up of the unit with five tailoring machines. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Director, said the pandemic had left many poor women from underprivileged families in deep financial crisis. “With the help of Ensemble Agissons sponsors, the Vimukti supplied essential commodities to those who reached out to us during the lockdown. But it was felt that they needed a regular source of income. So, the unit was started”, he said. Initially seven women are employed five as tailors and two others for other work- at the unit. The objective of the Vimukti organization is women must turn their steps towards the self-employment to help themselves and their families to make financially stable.

This Center first of all provides the training program to make them expertise in stitching the new clothes with different designs, to prepare the bags and paper covers. It also will train them to stitch or alter the old clothes. Present were the Mrs. Girijaram, the Taluka Coordinator, UNDP; SHG members like Mrs. Premamma, Mrs. Bhagyamma, Mrs. Huligemma, Mrs. Shanthamma and Mrs. Ambika added the colors and boosted the women; Vimukti staff Mr. Charlie Udbala, Mr. Arogyappa Dumathi, Mrs. Jacinthamma Muddanagudi, Mrs. Shilpa, Mrs. Eshamma Sunkanuru, and Ms. Sunanda did witness this program. The program was organized by Mr. Jayasheela, Dotharabandi. “On a positive note, the unit has received orders to stitch cloths. Many others have promised to give orders to the unit.”

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