Securing a livelihood paves the way for Bhikamkor women to dedicate more resources toward the health and education of themselves and their families.
We know that people cannot work and earn a living if they are not healthy. That’s why we provide health insurance coverage for all Saheli Women employees.
To combat malnutrition and anemia in the village, Saheli Women’s parent organization IPHD started the Community Kitchen Garden, a project in which women receive space and seeds to grow nutrient-rich vegetables in the backyard of the Saheli Community Center. IPHD also operates the Saheli Health Clinic, the village’s first and only female health center, which provides access to high-quality gender-specific health services twice a month.
Under its Girls’ Education Program, IPHD financially supports all daughters of Saheli Women employees to go to school, which includes providing school and exam fees, uniforms, backpacks, notebooks and stationery.
IPHD also runs the Saheli Community Center Library where the children of Saheli Women employees often come to read, color and play as their mothers work in the nearby production facility.