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About Siragu

The disadvantages and discrimination faced by underprivileged women severely limits their ability to lift themselves out of poverty unaided. These women both in urban and rural settings lack the necessary opportunities to satisfy their aspirations to be self reliant. As a result, they are more likely to work in informal, low-wage jobs with exploitative and unequal working conditions, and have limited access to goods and services.


Siragu aims at empowering women from low-income communities through skill development and financial awareness, so that they can overcome poverty unaided and lead a life of dignity.

The women at Siragu are taught the art of tailoring and they engage in making eco-friendly products out of sustainable materials such as Jute, Recycled Cloth, Up-cycled Denim, Newspaper as well as scented Candles and Soaps. The products made are sold through various online and offline mediums, such as our website, and the proceeds directly help the women to lead a better life.

Siragu is an initiative of the Acid Survivors and Women Welfare Foundation (ASWWF), a leading non-profit organisation in India for prevention of acid burn and other violence against women in India, as well as support for acid survivors and women.


500 +


low income community women directly


Average increase in 

income levels for


25000 +


Covid Relief Impact

Pillars of Growth

Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a path for poverty reduction and gender equality. Siragu operates with the following primary themes:

1. Skill Training

Siragu primarily aims at imparting the skill of ‘tailoring’ to women from the less privileged areas, thereby upskilling them.

2. Dignified Work Space

Beneficiaries receive free access to well-equipped workspaces at Siragu Self-Help Centres, which provide necessary facilities for fair wages and safe working conditions.

3. Financial Awareness

Siragu empowers women economically through savings, investments, and government scheme education. They make informed decisions, become leaders in their communities.

4. Womenpreneurship

Siragu supports women in becoming 'Womenpreneurs' by providing access to essential business resources. Their entrepreneurial endeavors lead to improved livelihoods, job creation, and economic growth in local communities.

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