Donate a Sewing Machine to destitute woman or widow in need, INR 8000

" Overview

The Organization was registered and started functioning as a proper NGO with three thrust areas namely, Education, Medical Services and Poverty Relief. MESCO has been working for the upliftment of downtrodden through its various schemes and institutions for over the last four decades. MESCO provides sewing machines to widows, deserted, destitute and orphan girls in and around Mumbai (urban slums) after taking a trade test.

How It Works

• Beneficiaries visit the MESCO office in Mahim on 10th of each month at 9 a.m. to collect the application form.
• MESCO distributes not more than 15 forms. If the numbers are more they draw lots on the spot and select 15 people
• The form must be submitted within a week. Name, address, family status, number of bread earners, Pan card or Adhaar card are mandatory
• Once the forms are received the ladies are called on a set date for a trade test at MESCO's Dharavi VTC centre.
• They are given a one-metre cloth piece and half an hour to showcase their cutting and stitching skills. They are marked on 50 marks by the teacher.
• Once they clear this test a short interview is taken on the spot by MESCO committee members.
• Finally, machines are distributed 3/4 times a year to the shortlisted candidates
• The women are counselled on the importance of using the machine as a source of income.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Singer Heavy pedestal Sewing Machine + 5% Vat 7000.00
Overhead Cost including staff salaries, rent for the hall, transportation etc. 1000.00
Unit Price 8000
Total 8000
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A step towards self reliance
Ms. Mujiba*, a resident of Bhiwandi was deserted by her husband, hence she moved to Mumbai, with her four children. She started working on daily wages as a laborer in Dharavi near her shared residence. It was tough time feeding 4 small children.
We provided her with a new sewing machine, as she knew tailoring. She started stitching ladies purses and earned comparatively more than what she was getting earlier as a laborer.
At present she is able to generate Rs. 5000 per month, by stitching more items bags, purses and similar other items and shifted to Chembur in a better rented accommodation. Her elder daughter has completed Beautician Course and is able to support her mother by taking up casual work. Her two younger daughters and a son are studying in school. Thus she is almost self reliant and is able to educate her children, which could not have been possible without the initial support in shape of Sewing Machine.

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