The VISTA project was started in 1985 near Bangalore to empower illiterate women, abused women and women in poor health.
It provides vocational training in sewing and embroidery, while women are also taught literacy and informed about basic knowledge of health and hygiene.
“Earn while you Learn”
After the training, many take up employment with the local garment industry while others work from their homes to augment family income. Even while in training, some women take up tailoring orders. This project aims at helping women to “Earn while you Learn”.
Over 2000 women from thirty different villages have been trained through this program. Recently, three training units have been started in Sirsi, Karnataka, and a housing facility for ninety girls is being supported.