Birthing a vision for prosperity

“Empowered women who reach tough or unconventional positions make choices, not sacrifices.”

Dr. Kiran Bedi, Founder Member

It all began when Dr. Kiran Bedi, first woman police officer in India and her able team raided a local thief’s hideout and confiscated the dilapidated shack way back in 1987. Raising funds for a few basic sewing machines, the shack was soon flipped into a sewing centre for the local women, as a measure for crime prevention in an alarmingly high crime rate zone.

From then to now has been a life-altering journey of growth and discovery, every step adding momentum in our road to revolution.

Spreading Yarns

Unnati has thus far catapulted over 1200 rural women toward self-sufficiency. It has spread its roots to 27 villages in Sohna block, Haryana, India.

Catalysed by the support of Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company Ltd., Unnati as a movement has grown in leaps and bounds.

Diamonds in the Rough

To ensure quality and marketability of handicrafts, we impart basic training in stitching and tailoring, and fine-tune existing skill-sets with advanced courses for embroidery, crochet work, home décor items, accessories and jewelry, prescribed uniforms and children’s garments, among others.

Going Loco

The courses are run by the Rural Management and Training Institute, presently covering over 44% of rural Sohna, Haryana, with satellite centers and production units in various rural hotspots, for greater accessibility.

Impacting Lives of 1,267 Makers

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