It’s hard to generalise as each woman’s situation is different. However, the main priority is education for their children as they see this as a way in which their family can break out of the otherwise endless poverty that engulfs them.

Women seeking employment or training approach us all the time and we constantly endeavour to stick to our original aim of never turning anyone away for lack of skills or educational qualifications.

WIT has a definite policy on this issue, which is to offer training and employment opportunities to any needy woman irrespective of age, religion or caste.

WIT’s strength is ever increasing. At any one time we may have over two hundred women involved in WIT, either as salaried staff or home based workers. We also train about 150 students a year in block printing, screen-printing, toy making, kindergarten, teaching and nursing.