Larsen and Toubro Infotech, as a part of corporate social responsibility, is training and upskilling women to participate in reviving the Warli art in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in India. The two-fold objective of the program is to create women entrepreneurs within low-income communities while also bringing this traditional art form to modern-day homes. The program started in December 2017 and is running to this day where we have reached out to women in Maharashtra. The artisans are awarded a stipend and artisan card, a network of women artisans across the state, and opportunities to realize in clusters and producer groups.
United Nations of Development Programme (UNDP),
United Nations of Development Programme (UNDP), On the ground in about 170 countries and territories, UNDP works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships, and institutions so they can sustain their progress.
UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. UNDP’s programs are aligned with national priorities and are reviewed and adjusted annually.
Vruksh Ecosystem is an entity that helps accelerate business and mentors a network to upskill and skill-build. In partnership with Tisser India, it conducted counseling sessions, and workshops on digital literacy, small business, marketing, and networking, and worked closely for government lead initiatives like Udyog Aadhar. This exposure really helped our women to double down on their strengths and future prospects.
Pidilite Industries Limited
Pidilite Industries Limited is an Indian adhesives manufacturing company that sells art materials, construction chemicals, and industrial chemicals. Tisser India collaborated with Pidilite for a Fabric toy-making workshop. During the course of the workshop, a range of fabric toys was made in handloom, dyeing, and stitching units by 32 women in Kalsar, Gujarat. In the fourteen-day workshop, women learned to make a sustainable alternative to the factory made toys, earned stipend, and networked with fellow women artisans.
Tata Power Community Development Trust
Tata Power Community Development Trust aims at bringing change in the community by enabling communities towards self-reliance. In a partnership with Tisser India, market Linkages for products produced by women& farmers associated with Anokha Dhaaga, Samriddhi & Saheli World (TPCDT initiatives) were established. Promotion and preservation of local businesses and art is taking place and more opportunities for a sustainable future are created. The common goal of sustaining more livelihood for women is realized by this project encompassing the year 2020-21.
Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM)
Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM) is the women and child development department of the Government of Maharashtra. It aims to organize women through Self-Help Groups, build the overall capacities of women, and promote equal economic and social opportunities. Tisser India partnered with MAVIM to mobilize women, get access to the SHG network and establish 50 units across various clusters. We also generated leads and orders for making revenue for women-based units.
Samhita Foundation works on addressing the socio-economic platforms in India and scales the strength, experience, and knowledge to the respective vision of a ‘better normal’. The lockdown brought a slower motion of operations and business which the institution addressed. Samhita Foundation collaborated with Tisser India for the project ‘Revive’ in which the supply chain and communities will be revived in order to protect and rebuild livelihood.
Maharashtra State Livelihood Mission (MSRLM)
Maharashtra State Livelihood Mission( MSRLM) aims at eradicating rural poverty by building sustainable institutions to lead them toward a sustainable livelihood. Tisser India is currently partnered with MSLRM which has an existing network of 427606 Self-Help groups (SHGs). Women are primary stakeholders and enjoy major ownership by emerging as entrepreneurs and closing the gender gap of economic opportunity.