Saroj is leader of a group of village women in GEN’s handicraft project in Shekhpur in Rajasthan.  She and 8 other seamstresses make attractive quilted bags to make some independent income.  Help Saroj and 160 other women achieve.


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We are really grateful to our major supporters, without whom we would not be able to undertake our work

Miss KM Harbinson Trust

Open Gate Trust

The Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST)

The Saga Charitable Trust

CB and HH Taylor 1984 Trust

The Funding Network

and our many individual supporters who have given more than £6000 through individual donations,  sponsored fundraising walks or our crowdfunding campaign earlier this year

iPartner India 

The Pakhar Singh Foundation

The Romeera Foundation

The WF Southall Trust

The Waterloo Foundation


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The GEN (Grassroots Empowerment Network) and our NGO partner in India – End Poverty - work together to help the most disadvantaged achieve sustainable rural development by empowering villagers, and particularly improving the position of women and young girls.  We work in the Alwar District of Rajasthan, where the population is made up of Meos who follow a form of Islam (75%), resettled Sikhs (10%) and rescheduled Hindu castes (20%).  

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The GEN Initiative Ltd.  Working with grassroot NGOs and the most disadvantaged villagers to contribute to the elimination of poverty.

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