New opportunities for women to earn an income

Yoga bagThe women at Manav Vikas Parishad (MVP) currently produce sanitary napkins which they sell at reasonable cost within the local community to support the MVP operations and earn some personal income. While visiting with Bonnie Cappuccino from CHI, we provided a sample design for a yoga mat bag that the women could learn to produce and that could be sold to generate additional income.


Supporting women’s skill development at MVP in Ghaziabad, India

I was excited to visit Manav Vikas Parishad (MVP) in Ghaziabad, India in November 2014 to see the new sewing machines that were purchased with UWV funding. Sewing CentreMVP is an organization supported by Child Haven International (CHI) that provides a community development program for women. MVP trains local women in sewing skills and provides basic healthcare programmes. The women learn basic sewing skills in a six month course after which they have the knowledge to work with other tailors or sew for their families.