May 3, 2019
About the Charity
Located deep in the tribal drylands of the Udainagar revenue circle, Bagli Tehsil, Dewas district, Madhya Pradesh for the last 18 years, Samprag stands for Samaj Pragati Sahayog, an organisation working on natural resource management, livelihoods, microfinance and the empowerment of women. Kumbaya, a training-cum-production centre located at Neemkheda village, one of the most remote, backward and poor regions of India, is a social venture and Samprag's brand name for machine-stitched ready-to-wear garments, home linen and accessories designed to market specifications and international trends. Kumbaya has four centres in different villages where employment is available and guaranteed, for almost 300 days in a year to over 80 producers. Apart from the producers who work regularly with Kumbaya, hundreds of those trained, stitch from home. Kumbaya is also deeply committed to differently-abled women and men, whose inability to contribute manual labour in an agricultural area like theirs leads to their marginalization and abandonment. Till date over 1000 women in 70 villages have learned stitching through Kumbaya.
YVO channelized the donation received for the month of May 2017 towards equipping Samprag with modern high speed Button Sewing Machine and Button Holing Machine. Not only do these machines help improve the quality of stitching with their precision but are also easier to operate reducing fatigue and tiredness of the producers. These sewing and holing machines donated with your Rs.300 will help impact the lives of hundreds of tribal women who had never stitched a garment before thus making them stand on their own feet.