Wire Bags Knitting
Shri Pitchi Reddy Educational and Welfare Society (SPREAWS), Vempalli, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh
Contact: Mr. C.S. Sajid Hussain
Dates: December 2019 – April 2021
Total Budget: Rs. 3,00,000
This was a one-year project, which was extended by about 4 months due to the lock-downs caused by COVID-19 at various times in 2020 and 2021.
The major achievement of this project has been to make 30 poor rural women achieve a reasonably good income source (about Rs. 10,000 to 12,000 per month) through making and selling wire bags. This was done by providing them training in the methods to knit smooth wire bags, including modern designs and patterns.
They were organized in 3 self-help groups, with appropriate training in setting up bank accounts, running meetings, working together etc., to achieve mutual benefits. An initial capital of Rs. 7000 to buy basic knitting equipment and materials to get started was also given to each of the woman participant.