Faces Behind the Bags #2

This month we are continuing our biographies featuring the women who participate in Profugo’s Tailoring Training Program. Last month we told the story of Aishwarya, an extremely strong woman who has gone to great lengths to care for her family. Tavishi Next up is Tavishi, who at 27, is the youngest of the women in the tailoring workshop. She moved to Prashanthagiri just nine years ago, after marrying her husband. Tavishi has a passion for learning and

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Something to Dance About!

I just returned from a 10 day trip to India.  The agenda for my trip was ambitious, which included forming a partnership with a new fabric vendor, checking on various projects in Wayanad, filming for an upcoming video, checking on the digging of the wells that are being implemented, seeing how renovations are coming along on the Profugo House, and the interviewing of the shortlisted candidates for the program manager position that we are looking

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“Journey of the Imagination”

The past few Spoken English classes have been full of lively discussion and expression. A couple weeks ago we started “Star of the Day.” This gives each student a chance to speak in front of their peers and present something that is special to them. One student brought in a peacock feather that he received while on a holy pilgrimage with his father called Shabarimalah. Another student proudly cradled a trophy he had received in

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What Can $1 Do?

What does $1 buy in America? Let’s see, maybe a can of soda, a coffee from McDonald’s, a bag of M&Ms, one can of soup, 30 minutes on a parking meter downtown, 1/3 of a tall latte from Starbucks, or a pack of gum. While $1 dollar in America can only buy us things of little significance, it can make a world of difference in other countries. In Kenya it can buy you 8 cups

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Faces Behind the Bags #1

This post marks the start of a series of biographies featuring the women participating in Profugo’s Tailoring Training Program. Our initiative aims to allow these women to develop skills in tailoring, spoken English, and woman empowerment and business. Each month we will feature one woman, briefly explaining her background and how working with Profugo has helped improve her standard of living. As you can imagine, the life of a woman in India is much different

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