Most Saheli Women employees did not complete their secondary education, and some never began formal schooling at all. Nearly all of the women were married at young ages and became mothers as teenage girls. They were expected to lead a life that revolves around cooking, cleaning and child rearing.
At Saheli Women, employees receive valuable skills training in embroidery, sewing and stitching. Our parent organization IPHD provides lessons in financial literacy and grants microloans to small female-run businesses in the village through its Microenterprise Project.
IPHD also runs workshops in the Saheli Community Center in a number of areas including human rights, feminism, menstrual hygiene and personal development.