Women on Wings realized 196,000 additional jobs for women in rural India with over 25 of its business partners. Most of the jobs were co-created with Fabric Plus and Shrujan in textiles and with Swornajyoti and Swades Foundation in food & agri. Women on Wings signed many new partnerships over the course of this calendar year in food & agri, textiles and forestry thanks to intensive research for new partners.
Ronald van het Hof, joint Managing Director Women on Wings India: “We are happy to see a broader base in different sectors with women centric employment opportunities. Next to our existing partnerships mainly in textiles, we saw new partnerships in dairy, poultry, mushrooms and honey which look promising for the future.”
590,000 children in school
A job and an income provide women in rural India with greater self-sufficiency, purchasing power and a better social position. But these 196,000 jobs have a far larger impact: it also means two meals a day and better livelihoods for 196,000 Indian families. And over 590,000 children can go to (a better) school thanks to the fact their mothers have a job with an income.