Help Renu Run A Sewing Circle #ProjectWhyDelhi #GivingTuesday

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I often wonder that whether the donations I make to various NGO every year are being out to good use or not. I sincerely hope that these funds which come from my hard earned money are not subject to red tapism and corruption.  So when you come across people who are directly involved with some good work and have personal stories to share, it is always very heart warming.

I had a similar interaction with Damyanti Biswas last week, where she told me in good detail about #ProjectWhyDelhi and how it was making a positive and sustainable impact on the lives of children and women.

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.

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.

Renu – One of the #ProjectWhyDelhi Benefactors

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.

To this end, Project Why needs the following:

Iron                                          1000/-

Interlocking machine               4400/-

Pico machine                           5600/-

Ironing board                           2000/-

Cutting table                            4000/-

6-month salary for Renu        60,000/-

Total amount needed:            77,000/-


As far as the socio-economic parameters are concerned, it has been proven through studies time and again that women are true agents of change and helping them find the means  to earn a livelihood goes 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 finds access to better education.

Read more about the Project Why story at

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.

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! I have made my contribution to make a difference. Have You?

Donate here!

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Mayuri Nidigallu November 29, 2018 at 3:15 pm

Always inspiring o read such stories. Thanks for sharing, Anupriya.

Anouradha November 29, 2018 at 7:08 pm

Thank you so much Anupriya for supporting us and giving wings to Renu’s dreams. Hope you come and see us at Project Why. God bless

Priya December 4, 2018 at 8:39 am

I think, D’s passion and dedication for the project is applaudble. As you right said, we often worry if the fund will be correctly used or not. But seeing D’s dedication, there is no scope left for the doubt.
I pray, they reach their target soon.

Damyanti Biswas December 20, 2018 at 9:05 pm

Thanks, Anupriya. I’m back home now, and the funds are raised. We’re now in the process of sending receipts to everyone, and making the purchases. Once all the purchases are made, we will set up a page with all the pictures and details of expenditure.

Thank you for your faith, and your help with this.


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