Parvaah has joined hands with Ruma Devi, a resident of Barmer district in Rajasthan who has helped and enabled 22000 underprivileged women to become financially independent and for her heartwarming efforts aimed at empowering women she has been rewarded with the “Nari Shakti Puraskar”. Together with Rumaji, we have been training women workers to create attractive bed covers, sarees, cushion covers, dupattas etc. and these products were displayed for sale at the Annual AnkurRakhee Bazaar on 4th July at The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi. At the event, all our products were purchased by visitors and we had also received additional orders in bulk. The hard work done by our volunteers and our visitors made the Parvaah stall@ AnkurRakhee Bazaar a splendid success.
Date : Monday, 01 April 2019
Venue : Sarvodaya Enclave
On Monday, 1st April 2019, Parvaah has built 3 more dhobi sheds at Sarvodaya Enclave with the aim of empowering the washerwomen who are the sole breadwinners for their families and manage their household expenses by operating these shops. These sheds made of iron sheets and rods are proving to be useful for the women who had earlier worked in sheds made of plastic sheets, leaves and twigs, and helping them multiply their productivity and boost their daily income.
Date : Friday, 29 March 2019
Venue : Thanagazi village, Rajasthan
Parvaah distributes Pluto devices and Empowers 50 Women at Thanagazi Village
At Parvaah, we consider that women are an indispensable part of our society and they need to be empowered. Over the years, we have been continuously doing whatever we can towards the upliftment of underprivileged women living in the villages, towns and cities of India.
On 29th March, at an event organized at Thanagazi village in Rajasthan in which 600 women participated, 50 of them were handed over Pluto boxes by Parvaah. Pluto, a simple device invented by Ishan Malhotra, co-founder of Parvaah and a student of Jayshree Periwal International School, enables farmers to switch on and switch off the water pumps installed in their fields from anywhere anytime. Sariska tiger reserve is close to Thanagazi and many villagers have been killed by tigers in the area. To save the women farmers in the village from Tiger attacks, Parvaah had distributed Pluto devices among them so that they no longer need to venture out to their fields to turn on and turn off their pumps and this would considerably reduce the risk of tigers attacking the women and their husbands who are also farmers.
The Pluto distribution event was a grand success with hundreds of women assembling under one roof to know more about the device. Rumi, a village woman and a recipient of the Padma Shri award, participated in the event and when team Parvaah spoke to her, she expressed her concern for the women of Thanagazi and her joy at witnessing them being handed over Pluto devices by Parvaah.
We are delighted to do our bit for the women farmers at Thanagazi. And now Parvaah has joined hands with Vasudha Jan Vikas Sansthan, an NGO that has been devotedly and consistently working in the fields of Women welfare, Women healthcare and Women skill development in the village, to empower more and more women and other needy people in the area.
Date : Friday, 08 March 2019
Venue : Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi
Parvaah cares for one and all. We have built 7 dhobi sheds at Sarvodaya Enclave, New Delhi to empower the laundrywomen who earn bread and butter for their families by running these shops. These washerwomen were in the area for the last 10 years. The roofs of the previous sheds used by them were made of plastic sheets, twigs, and leaves. As a result, they leaked incessantly during the rainy season and the women found it difficult to run these shops. Now we have provided the new and clean sheds made of iron sheets and rods, thereby helping them multiply their productivity and this has further led to an increase in their daily income.
Women are an integral part of the society and they need to be empowered. Team Parvaah identifies the strengths of underprivileged women and involves them in work matching their inner talent. Parvaah`s key undertaking is in the outskirts of New Delhi, where it has adopted women labourers, who have been rendered jobless. They possess an innate ability of crafting exquisite handicrafts. But in spite of their beautiful work, the women are unable to expand their production and revenue. This is due to the lack of resources, market exposure as well as an insight into the art of design. Parvaah has been continuously involving these women in creating eye-catching tablecloths, towels, dining table mats, napkins, bed linens etc. which are then sold in different exhibitions held across different cities of India. By providing them with raw materials and a platform to sell their products, we have helped them earn a livelihood and also keep the art and culture of their region alive. Every two weeks, a volunteer goes to these villages to help the women in designing the merchandise. A part of the revenue earned from the sale of the goods is used to pay wages to them and the rest is reinvested to buy a new set of raw materials. This cyclic process promotes sustainable economic development of village women.
Further, Parvaah has started a new initiative in January 2017 and under this programme, needy women are learning to make healthy, hygienic, home-made foods which are served/sold to employees at various offices in Delhi.