Weaver’s Eden is an initiative of AMRI HELPING HANDS SOCIETY by investing in women’s economic empowerment through SHG sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home.
Due to the reasons such as illiteracy, low work participation, poverty, discrimination and exploitation, status of women is very poor and they have less autonomy. Gender discrimination means women often end up in insecure, low-wage jobs, and constitute a small minority of those in senior positions. It curtails access to economic assets such as land and loans. It limits participation in shaping economic and social policies. And, because women perform the bulk of household work, they often have little time left to pursue economic opportunities.
In order to address the issue mentioned above, to start with we have employed 18 women directly and 5 are employed indirectly. Our aim is to reach out to more women from different villages irrespective of caste, creed and religion, so that women can increase their ability to shape life and environment through weaving livelihood model in Umpanai Village in the district of West Karbi Anglong,Assam which is 40 Km via Nellie and 65 km from metro city Guwahati, Assam.
Amri Helping Hands Society supports women’s economic empowerment in line with these, and with the growing body of evidence that shows that gender equality significantly contributes to advancing economies and sustainable development.
Working with women of Self-Help Group, through this project they can challenge the existing norms and culture, to effectively promote their well-being. They can influence society by determining growth and development by voluntarily participating in this weaving project and generate income thereby ensuring economic independence.
In our economic empowerment programmes, we reach out to women most in need, often by engaging with grass-roots and civil society organizations. Particularly marginalized groups include rural women, domestic workers, single mothers and low-skilled women. Our aims are higher incomes, better access to and control over resources, and greater security, including protection from violence.