Factory: A Dream Made True
At home, the survivors are
not only stigmatized by others, but also experience crushing
poverty and a dead-end future.
Back in their village in
Southern Nepal, Deepa, Bimala, Kalpana, and Rita were forever
marked with the scars of life in Bombay’s brothels, and
especially of AIDS. But this group of survivors had a
dream: to break the circle of hopelessness surrounding them.
A group of survivors working at the Spice
Kalpana is the chairperson of the Women Cooperative who runs the
They dreamed of starting
their own income-generation project: a masala (spice)
factory. They would buy a grinding machine, spices in
bulk, and rent a small room where they would grind and package
the spices. Then they would go out to the market to sell them,
and they would not be afraid of being called “Bombay girl”.
If only they had a way to
Some sponsors came in and
the grinding machine was purchased in
January 2003: the Masala Project was born.
The factory started with the
purchase of this grinding machine in March 2003
Your donation will help make their dream a
reality… before it is too late.