Peace to Work
HOW IT BEGAN
On December 26, 2004, a tsunami struck the shores of southern India. In villages on the coast of Kerala, lives were devastated. Homes, children, husbands and wives were lost in a few moments. As part of an extensive tsunami survivor rehabilitation project, collectives were created throughout Southern India by Amma.

On January 29, 2005, stitching classes were begun for 75 women survivors. Sewing machines and workspace were provided as part of an empowerment program. The women who attended the tailoring classes found joy again by learning something that diverted their minds from their recent tragedy while empowering them with the promise of a new life to unfold..They started sewing simple bags from scraps, and soon their skills increased. They started to earn wages, money that allowed them to become self-sufficient, to feed their children and send them to school.

In a larger effort to keep these women gainfully employed, volunteers for Amma’s charitable mission recently started the Amrita Sacred Threads clothing.These clothes and accessories made by these Tsunami Women & the have now been brought to you in the West.

With every purchase you make, they are able to continue to build futures for themselves and their families.

Embracing the World....