This initiative was in partnership with several other NGOs around Vadodara. Our volunteers collected waste cloth from all over the city, with which women living in the slums were taught how to make patchwork bags. These bags were then distributed to organisations that worked with senior citizens. The organisations (Vadil Visamo and Kamubala trust) used them to promote recycling.
The multi-faceted nature of the program made it efficient and beneficial. It proved to be an income source for the women (which also contributed towards their empowerment), was an excellent waste management technique, and helped create awareness among citizens.