There’s no definite age to learn a particular skill. One could well learn to swim at sixty or to sew at forty. Believing strongly in this, our Women Empowerment Project called RISE was started as a not-for-profit charity. The women — young and old alike — wanted to learn something that would make them happy as well as help them to support their families financially. Soon enough two tailors were hired to teach women to sew and stitch.
Once the women acquired the basic skills, it was like they had been given a blank canvas. After mastering a few initial stitching projects — such as making ethical clothing for kids and uniforms for the students at the RISE ECO School — the women wanted to express their creativity. They took an initiative to work on new creative things like file folders, mats, coasters, pouch set, laptop bag, and purses.