About Empower Rural Women - Sewing Machines for Underprivileged

The Mission to Empower Rural Women: Sewing Machines for Poor Women (SM4PW) campaign is part of making poor rural women financially independent. This was initiated by Dr. Sree Padma, Ph.D., affiliated with Asha-Jyothi to uplift women financially and provide an opportunity for a better quality of life. This was part of an extensive campaign involving an NGO (Mylavaram, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh), and the Mother Theresa Charitable Trust. The Trust under Mrs. Koya Sudha has been working since 2018 to promote poor women in various ways. There has been much interest among poor women in learning to tailor clothes. So far, the Trust trained 2,256 women in 28 villages free of cost.