Women's Empowerment

Women's Economic Empowerment refers to the ability for women to enjoy their right to control and benefit from resources, assets, income and their own time, as well as the ability to manage risk and improve their economic status and well being. So at Disha Foundation we imbibe these principles to Empower Women from Economically Weaker Sections of Society.

Disha has taken into its fold married and unmarried women as well as drop-out girls from the Manoharpukur slums and imparted to them skills such as crochet, stitching and making paper bags, thus making them capable of self-employment.


Bags made of paper, cloth and jute as well as a varied assortment of stitched and crocheted products are made by Disha’s women’s group. These are marketed via internal and external exhibitions. Over the years, Disha has garnered regular buyers whose orders ensure a small but steady income and accord a degree of independence and dignity to the women.


Apart from the skill based training, Disha conducts regular awareness programmes to help the women realise more of their potential and gain self esteem.

To know about the latest happenings with our Women's Empowerment Program.

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