125,200 jobs for Indian women

125,200 jobs for Indian women

The number of jobs created increases with over 17,000: 125,200 women in rural India now have jobs thanks to the collaboration between Women on Wings and Indian social enterprises committed to creating jobs for these women.

Ronald van het Hof, Managing Director of Women on Wings India: “A good mutual understanding and a strong motivation by our Indian business partners to grow in business and sustainable work for women is really paying off. We’ve also seen a significant increase in the number of Indian organizations interested in working with us from other sectors than handicraft, especially from the agri-sector”.

325,500 children in school
A job and an income provide women in rural India with greater self-sufficiency, purchasing power and a better social position. These 125,200 jobs mean two meals a day and a better existence for 125,200 Indian families. It also means more money is spent on (better) education for their children. Over 325,500 children are in (a better) school thanks to the fact their mothers have a job with an income.

“Through this partnership with Women on Wings, we want to enable more women to earn their own income that will give them greater financial means to improve their livelihoods. Economic independence for women means more children can go to school, more meals per day for their families and communities, and an overall better standard of living for them and future generations”

Ilan Vuddumalay
C&A Foundation