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It’s Giving Tuesday! Will You Join Me To Empower Renu?

This Tuesday, some of us bloggers are joining together for a cause: supporting the Project Why Women’s Centre at Madanpur Khadar, New Delhi via the Giving Tuesday Initiative, a global giving movement. I am pleased to be part of this passionate initiative and hope that our efforts can bring a bit of sunshine in the lives of all the kids and women that Project Why supports.


Project Why provides after-school support to underprivileged children, and also works on women’s empowerment, so they can support themselves and their children. Since 2007, over a 1000 women have been trained at the women’s centre sewing circle, including Renu, the sewing teacher.




Six years ago, when she joined Project Why, Renu had lost her home and incurred huge debts. Her husband got retrenched after an incapacitating work accident. After joining the Project Why sewing class, she started taking small jobs at home. She then grew into the role of the sewing teacher and began taking pride in her students.

She is now paying back her debts and knows that she holds the key to her future in her hands. Her children study at the after-school support classes run by Project Why.

Today Renu is looking at developing the skills of her students through a six-month programme. This will enable them to find employment in the garment industry.


 Iron                                          1000/-

Interlocking machine          4400/-

Pico machine                          5600/-

Ironing board                         2000/-

Cutting table                           4000/-

The 6-month salary for Renu  60,000/-

 Total amount needed:            Rs 77,000/- (About $1100 in USD – every donation, big or small, goes a long way, here!)



Women are true agents of change and helping them find the means to earn a livelihood would go a long way in transforming the lives of their families. At Project Why, Renu and her students not only practice sewing but also learn to read and write. When women are empowered, domestic violence drops, and the next generations find access to better education.


Project WHY is a flagship program of Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust, that provides educational support to underprivileged children. This after-school support program goes beyond academics, to include life skills and all-around development.

Project WHY also runs vocational skill programs for women from underprivileged homes. Every year this nonprofit reaches out to 1200 children and 160 women.


Since 2007, over a 1000 women have been trained at the Project Why Sewing Circle.

More Information on Project Why

Read the Project Why story at

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Let’s Join Hands To Give A Better Future

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November 27 is a global day of giving known as Giving Tuesday, and Project Why is a part of this kindness movement.

You’ll find the links to this and others at founder Anouradha Bakshi‘s blog: Would You Help Renu Empower a Sewing Circle in Need? #GivingTuesday #projectwhydelhi

For Indian Donors: Your donation is 50% tax deductible under section 80G, and the entire expense account would be put up on the Project Why website once the amount is raised.

If you are in the U.S., you can also donate to Project Why via Omprakash is a tax-exempt non-profit organization registered under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. They take PayPal.

Other Ways to Help

Visit to learn how to make a donation from any country.

Would you Help Renu Empower a Women’s Sewing Circle in Need? If yes, then please visit the fundraising campaign at

Join the Project Why family by supporting Renu so she can help women like herself. No amount is too small, and every little bit would help make Renu’s dreams become a reality!


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