TF provides sewing machines that increase the income-earning of people experiencing poverty.
POVERTY ELIMINATION AND LIVELIHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM:
The main focus of the program is to alleviate effects of poverty by providing funds for small trades and distributing sewing machines that increase the income-earning of people experiencing poverty.
Sewing Trade machine distribution:
Women especially those who are the heads of their households are often among the poorest of the poor in Bangladesh. Women have few opportunities to earn income and often discriminated against in the workforce. Considering the situations, Tasauf Foundation has been conducting a project title “Sewing Machine Distribution among Women” since 2012. Till today, the foundation has provided over 100 sewing machines, empowering impoverished families. It believes that tailoring work will give house-wife lifesaving moment in their life and income out from poverty. Hence, the women are being given tailoring training by foundation. With this income, they can come out poverty and can able to send their children to school.
Help for Rana Plaza collapse victims:
Sewing Machine Donation Program among seriously wounded garments worker of Rana Plaza (Savar) The Rana Plaza complex collapsed on 24th April, 2013 that killed more than 1,000 people and injured another 2,500. By now it is considered the deadliest garment-factory accident in history. The Bangladesh Garment industry is responsible for 75% of the country’s export earnings. In order to continue attracting global retailers to the country, Bangladeshi manufacturers find themselves under great pressure to keep both production and labour costs low. This situation reflects on the situation of the workers who play a key role in the equation. A lot has changed in the past few weeks and the measures taken so far by both Western retailers and the Bangladeshi Government are a step in the right direction. By the grace of Almighty Allah we had an opportunity to raise emergency fund to stand beside the seriously wounded garments workers and have donated sewing machines and money among their selected relatives during our 38th day long free Sufi Meditation Course.