At the foundation, we strongly believe that women should have equal opportunities in all spheres and aspects of our society and economy as men. In fact, we strongly believe that for a truly progressive society, the women have to be independent and capable of nurturing themselves and in turn nurturing the children, thereby defining true progress.
With this ideology in mind, the Hamari Asha programme was created.
Hamari Asha enables and empowers women across all communities to come together and work in projects that allow them to become economically independent. This instills in them a greater sense of self worth and confidence allowing them to grow and progress. At Hamari Asha, women are also taught how to make various products like jute bags, candles, diyas, bags and various other handicrafts that can be sold through out the year giving them a steady income and a sense of purpose.
From the time of its inception in 2009, the programme has covered a number of villages around the town of Dharuhera in Haryana and has been successful in providing women an average steady income which grows substantially during the festival seasons when the demand of the products created by them surges.
An idea of how the program impacts women lives positively even in a short span of time can be seen from the numbers below:
In our diya project on an average 100+ women earn upto Rs. 22000+ every Diwali season.
The Diwali Merchandise and Diya products were showcased in various exhibitions and stalls were put corporate offices such as Hero Moto, E&Y, BCG, PWC, Shop clues, American Embassy, Hero Future Energy and apart from that bulk corporate orders were received from Max Health, Quality Circle of India, Omax Auto, Elvy Lifestyle etc.
When we empower and enable women to become self sufficient, to be able to make informed choices and to be able to grow, we actually build a stronger society of better confident citizens.
– Pooja Munjal