India

Enterprise 100 - Empowering 100 Vulnerable Women Each Year Through Education

By Kindled Spirit

Registered Charity

Executive Summary

Across the world we have seen an increase in abuse against vulnerable girls / young women. This can take the form of domestic abuse, forced marriages and human trafficking. The impact on the women is immense, leading to physical / mental health issues. Mumbai is the destination of thousands of women who are trafficked against their will into abusive situations. Without the ability to earn money through legitimate employment, they are left vulnerable to further abuse. This project sets out to break the cycle of poverty and abuse through EDUCATION and EMPOWERS the girls to lead an independent, meaningful life. Kshamata Unlimited is a successful social enterprise initiative, providing a sheltered employment approach to young women prior to their work placement. It is an integral part of their overall support programme. The project is to move to a new premise and expand the capacity resulting in training and work for 100 women each year. Our Funding Ratio is 102%, see Activities section.

Impact Indicators

People: Social Impact

Number of Lives Impacted:

100

Gender:

Female

Age:

18-25

Employment Status:

Unemployed

Accessibility:

Non-Disabled

Location:

Urban


Planet: Environmental Impact

Land:

-

Water:

-

Air:

-


Topic and Activity Grid

Topics

 

Children & Youth

Employment

Poverty Relief

Women Empowerment

Trafficking & Modern Slavery

Advocacy

Catalysing

Convening

Goods Provision

Infrastructure Provision

Services Provision

Research & Development

Raising Awareness

Training


Geography

Country:

India


Project Outcome Indicators

Short Term:

— Number of girls employed on open job market after training

Girls to apply for and be recruited for work within the Mumbai Job market, providing a legitamate income and independence

Long Term:

— Number of young women in meaningful employment

To be financially independent

— Active member of society

To be healthy and happy in life

— Reduce the number of vulnerable young women in society

To reduce the number of vulnerable women through meaningful employment

— To fund the operating costs of Kshamata

To make Kshamata less reliant on 3rd party donations / sponsorship


Activities:

Funding Ratio = 102% - The Enterprise 100 Project Profile states our funding ratio is 1360%. Be aware the current technical functionality of the platform only permits the income of the UK charity to be included. With permission from Maanch, we wish to let you know that were we to include the income of our partner, the ratio = 102%.

The team have identified a premise which needs refurbishment to make it a safe and good place to work. Estimates for the building work, sewing machines, printers and laptops have been obtained. Further activities include, obtaining funding through a variety of sources. Once secured, undertake refurbishment, recruit Centre Head & Trainers, fit out centre, identify 100 trainees, commence training. 

Given the experience of Kshamata to date, the team has decided to focus on three specific areas, which have proven successful both in terms of skills training and healthy sales, these are; Tailoring, Jewellery Making and 3D Printing and Gifting. Once in full production, revenues generated from product sales will fund the operating costs of the charity. Also, the girls are taught skills which are transferrable and provide an alternative, good income thereby breaking the cycle of poverty, exploitation and vulnerability. The overall ‘end game’ is to provide an environment where traumatised girls can re-build their lives and go on to be integrated into society in Mumbai and live a truly independent life, brimming with confidence and self-esteem.

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Project Budget:

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£470

will provide 1 years training in Tailoring for each girl

£455

will provide 1 years training in Jewellery Making for each girl

£985

will provide 1 years training in 3D Printing for each girl

Timeline:

1 year

Direct Commitment Ratio:

90.1%

Project to Org. Size Ratio:

1310.44%

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SDGs

Goal 1: No Poverty

This goal focuses on the poor and vulnerable, and aims to: reduce the population living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions, build a policy environment that is supportive of the poor and vulnerable, ensure that the poor and vulnerable have equal rights to economic resources and basic services, land & property, and reduce their exposure to the risks of economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

This goal focuses on all areas of food access, nutrition, agricultural productivity, sustainable production and consumption systems, and fostering a resilient ecosystem to shocks and disasters by promoting the diversity of crops. In addition it promotes investment in rural infrastructure, makes a commitment to addressing trade issues, and to oversee a functioning food commodity market.

Goal 3: Good Health And Wellbeing

This goal covers all aspects of health and wellbeing from infant mortality to effective service provision to those suffering from substance addiction. There are special commitments to ensuring access to affordable healthcare, the development of disease treatment, cure and prevention, and to strengthen the capacity of all countries for early warning, risk reduction and management of global health risks.

Goal 4: Quality Education

This goal seeks parity in access to education. There is specific focus on areas of early years development, and throughout the educational landscape, from literacy and numeracy to technical and tertiary education. There is a specific mention of upgrading educational infrastructure to be fully inclusive in terms of gender, disability and culture, offering bursaries and scholarships to address imbalances, and also to ensure high quality training and supply of educators.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

This goal seeks to end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. There is a specific focus on violence, trafficking and other types of exploitation, as well as a recognition of unpaid care work, provision of basic public services, and full reproductive and sexual rights. In the spirit of equality of access and opportunity, there is a workplace leadership and economic element, as well as the creation of an empowering policy environment for women and girls at all levels.

Goal 6: Clean Water And Sanitation

This goal champions universal and equitable access to water and sanitation for all people. There is an element around hygiene promotion, efficiency of use, championing the building and maintenance of appropriate infrastructure and technologies, and building strong international partnerships to ensure equality and sustainability of water and sanitation services worldwide.

Goal 7: Affordable And Clean Energy

This goal focuses on access to energy in a way that is modern, affordable, sustainable and reliable. There is also a commitment to promote and expand the share of energy production by renewable means, championing research and investment into energy efficiency and technologies, and ensuring that the infrastructure and technology has the capacity to support these aims, especially in developing countries.

Goal 8: Decent Work And Economic Growth

This goal covers all aspects of sustainable economic growth and providing full and productive, decent work for all people. The goal is progressive in its promotion of development-oriented policies around entrepreneurship and job creation, resource efficiency, and an end to forced labour and slavery. There’s also a special consideration to reducing the unbanked population, and promoting an integrated strategy around the future of work and the employment of young people.

Goal 9: Industry Innovation And Infrastructure

This goal supports the building of infrastructure and innovations to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation. The focus is on equality of access to economic development within countries, regions and across borders. There is specific promotion of research and development of technologies both in country and cross-border, and in turn increase access to connectivity, information and communication through access to the internet.

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

This goal seeks to reduce inequality within and among countries, in terms of economic, social, and political inclusion. There is a commitment to achieve and sustain the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population at a rate higher than a national average, reduce and eliminate discriminatory laws and practices, monitor international financial markets, encourage development assistance and financial flows, from nation states to individuals in the form of remittances.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities And Communities

This goal pertains to the urban environment in terms of safety, sustainability, respect for heritage, environmental considerations, and the connectivity between urban, peri-urban and rural settlements and areas. Specifically, ensuring that cities are safe, inclusive and of net benefit to its inhabitants, the wider population, and the planet as a whole.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption And Production

This goal promotes the move towards sustainability of consumption and production on a national and global scale, and covers everything from transparency and clarity on consumer choice, to the sustainable management of waste from industrial production. This Goal specifically looks at influencing businesses (through recommendation and policy) to incorporate sustainability into their procurement, staffing, and reporting, such that sustainability is embedded in the consumption and production cycle.

Goal 13: Climate Action

This goal covers all aspects of addressing and combating climate change. From strengthening resilience of populations at risk of natural disasters and climate based hazards, to education at a human and institutional level on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

Goal 14: Life Below Water

This goal encompasses all elements of the protection, restoration and sustainable use of our oceans, seas and marine resources. With an emphasis on reducing marine pollution, increasing the resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems, research on and minimisation of marine acidification, and sustainably managing water-reliant economies to ensure biodiversity while also ensuring fair work and income for those dependent on the oceans.

Goal 15: Life On Land

This goal encompasses all elements of the protection, restoration and sustainable use of our terrestrial ecosystems. This includes a commitment to protecting forests, creating a coherent plan against soil degradation, desertification, and the destruction of habitats of flora and fauna, all of which are critical to biodiversity and sustainable development. This is to be encouraged at a policy level, with a commitment to mobilise resources (financial and non-financial) to enable this conservation.

Goal 16: Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions

This goal focuses on the promotion, development, and maintenance of strong institutions to ensure peace, justice, and inclusion in society. This is detailed as promoting transparency, reducing crime in all forms including terrorism, violent and financial crimes, ensuring every individual is provided a legal identity and has equal and fair access to these institutions.

Goal 17: Partnerships For The Goals

This goal promotes working together, which will strengthen the means of implementation from a local to a global level to achieve sustainable development. Specifically the partnerships are divided into financial, technological, capacity-building, trade, policy and institutional coherence, including multiple stakeholders, and monitoring and accountability. By partnering on any or all of these bases will assist in the reliable achievement of the other 16 Goals.

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How does this work?

Your project is addressing the following pillars:

People

An end to poverty and hunger in all their forms and dimensions. A world where all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality, and in a healthy environment.

Planet

Protecting the planet from degradation, creating cycles of sustainable consumption and production, management of natural resources and taking action on climate change. This is all to ensure the planet can support the needs of present and future generations.

Prosperity

Fostering peaceful, just, and inclusive societies that are free from fear and violence. This is a necessary state for sustainable development.

Peace

Ensuring that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives, and that technological, social and economic progress occurs in harmony with nature.

Partnership

To mobilise the means required to achieve the other four impact themes, through including the participation of all countries, stakeholders and people.

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