Service to Women, Philippines

Every month, Sathya Sai volunteers in the Philippines collect about 1,000 kilogrammes of fabric remnants and distribute them to 35 poor women to help them earn a livelihood. The women are also given training in making household products that are sold in local markets. Each woman earns about pesos 3,000 (about $70), supplementing her household income. In August 2014, a group of garment manufacturers donated 500 kilogrammes of fabric remnants, which were collected by Sathya Sai volunteers and distributed at several locations. The women who participate in the programme, in turn, share their skills among themselves and display their products proudly, before they are sold.