Anoothi Atisans

Anoothi

Anoothi is a team of Entrepreneurs; as young as 18 years and as old as 70! Individuals who share their zeal for creativity and want to use their artistic talent for making this world a better place, a healthier place. The team of Anoothi is comprised of the following people: Women from Villages of India Women from the rural areas in India are generally illiterate or barely educated.  They work in farms or as labor to add to family income.  Since agriculture in India is mostly dependent on rain, about 8 months of the year, these women either have not much to do or work as construction labor and earn barely Rs. 100/- (US$2.5) per day.  The uncertainty involved with this daily wages based profession and the insufficiency of income fails to make any significant impact in their economic status. Besides, working as  construction labor often deprives them of the most basic amenities, dignity and safety for their children who generally remain with them wherever they go for work.  Anoothi reaches out to these women and enroll them in its training programs.  In addition to being trained to create the Anoothi products they are also educated to manage their accounts and invest their earnings prudently.   Currently Anoothi has 176 women from villages of Jaipur working as Anoothi artisans and earning an income of Rs. 3500 to Rs. 10000 per month. Female Sex Workers With Anchal’s support (www.anchalproject.com) Vatsalya extended its services to yet another category of women who suffer in most inhuman ways in India.  Due to the social stigma, the women who work in sex trade have  no easy access to any kind of amenities for themselves or their children, including health and education.  Anoothi has enrolled 90 CSWs in Jaipur and Ajmer districts of Rajasthan and has trained them so as to enable them to earn through alternative means of livelihood. Grown up Children of Vatsalya Children above the age of 16 years, who live under the care and protection of Vatsalya as they were orphaned or abandoned very early in their lives are gradually groomed and prepared to be self sustained and independent  They choose various options available to them on or off the campus,  one of which is joining Anoothi to become an artisan.