Livliehood Centre for Disaster- Impacted Women Constructed
In the wake of the 2013 Uttarkahand floods, countless women who had no vocational skills were tragically widowed and plunged into deeper threats of poverty.
At their request, under the guidance of Pujya Swamiji and Sadhvi Bhagawatiji, the The Divine Shakti Foundation (DSF) joined forces with Mandakini Women Weavers of Garhwal, the Government of Uttarakhand, and Panchachuli Women Weavers of Kumaon to help some 300 disaster-impacted families to get on their feet.
As a result, recently, DSF’s Triyuginarayan Livliehood Centre was constructed 25 kilometres from the sacred shrine of Kedarnath. The Centre is now training 100 families from the region to spin and weave shawls, knit sweaters, as well as produce many more textile products for a global market. Disaster-impacted women are now producing a range of gorgeous hand loomed products in Cashmere and Lambswool, which will be proudly sold and displayed by them during Parmarth Niketan’s upcoming International Yoga Festival. The purchase of these products, as well as support of this initiative, will provide the means to empower hundreds of women to weave their lives with hope for brighter, self-sufficient futures.