Larsen and Toubro Infotech, as a part of the corporate social responsibility, is training and upskilling women to participate in reviving the Warli art in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in India. The two-fold objective of the program is to create women entrepreneurs within low income communities while also bringing this traditional art form to modern day homes. The program started in December 2017 and is running to this day where we have reached out to women in Maharashtra. The artisans are awarded a stipend and artisan card, a network of women artisans across the state, and opportunities to realise in clusters and producer groups.

United Nations of Development Programme (UNDP), On the ground in about 170 countries and territories, UNDP works to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress.

UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. UNDP’s programmes are aligned with national priorities and are reviewed and adjusted annually.

Vruksh Ecosystem is an entity that helps accelerate business and mentors a network to upskill and skill-build. In partnership with Tisser India, it conducted counselling sessions, workshops on digital literacy, small business, marketing, networking, and worked closely for government lead initiatives like Udyog Aadhar. This exposure really helped our women to double down on their strengths and future prospects.

Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM) is the women and child development department of the Government of Maharashtra. It aims to organize women through Self-Help Groups, build overall capacities of women, and promote equal economic and social opportunities. Tisser India partnered with MAVIM to mobilize women, get access to SHG network and establish 50 units across various clusters. We also generated leads and orders for making revenue for women based units.

Samhita foundation works on addressing the socio-economic platforms in India and scale the strength, experience and knowledge to respective vision of a ‘better normal’. The lockdown brought a slower motion of operations and business which the institution addressed. Samhita Foundation collaborated with Tisser India for project ‘Revive’ in which the supply chain and communities will be revived in order to protect and re-build livelihood.