Priyanka Pasle

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“I wish to provide skilled widows the opportunities they lack to become self-reliant.”

Priyanka wishes to enable over one hundred women to move from being helpless to self-reliant. Instead of labeling these women as victims, she views them as skilled and talented individuals who lack opportunities. Priyanka plans to train a batch of women in sewing readymade garments and has identified the nearby large markets – shops with buy-back arrangements. As a community leader, she would like to address health and sanitation, mother and child malnutrition, water and sanitation issues.

Priyanka is from Tirth Budruk, a small village in Osmanabad district. She wants to help widowed women in her village lead a life of dignity. She absolutely hates the term widow; she has lived it herself and knows how difficult life can be for women – to suddenly become a widow, a single earner, with double responsibilities and no support.

Through the Fellowship, Priyanka wishes to enable over one hundred women to move from being helpless to self-reliant. Instead of labeling these women as victims, she views them as skilled and talented individuals who lack opportunities.

Priyanka truly believes that every woman in her village has hidden reserves of strength. She wants to bring those out in whichever way she can. Women, especially widows, are not allowed to venture out and yet they need an income to stand on their feet.

Priyanka plans to train a batch of women in sewing readymade garments and has identified the nearby large markets – shops with buy-back arrangements. Once they are on the path to economic self-reliance and have overcome their lack of confidence, they will explore other avenues to earn a livelihood.

Priyanka wants to be the driving force behind these women taking this first step. As a community leader, she would like to address health and sanitation, mother and child malnutrition, water and sanitation issues.