There is an urgent need to create mechanisms to empower widows in Yavatmal and Vidarbha, and give them the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives and move forward. However, such initiatives are rare. One of the few such projects for the welfare of the helpless women is run by Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) and its sister organization Sampada Trust.
Rise of the New Dawn
(English, VCD, 15 mins)
Rise of the New Dawn is a short film of how women, as a collective, have made a huge impact.
Women are the care providers, of all but their own self. The women empowerment program in 150 villages is about realizing their true potential. With Sampada Trust, they receive training in entrepreneurship to manage small scale businesses from selling bangles to dried fish, to preparing manure and selling it. It is the Self-Help groups that make the difference, in their confidence levels. As a collective group their outshine darkness all around them. It is like “The lamp is mine but the light is ours”.