An embroidery artisan at St Mary's

An embroidery artisan at St Mary's

Mrs Rasida Vora with a completed 'Tree of Life' wallhanging

Mrs Rasida Vora with a completed 'Tree of Life' wallhanging

The women waiting to have their work checked

The women waiting to have their work checked

Two artisans working together on an embroidery piece

Two artisans working together on an embroidery piece

St Mary’s Mahila Shikshan Kendra

India

St Mary’s teaches rural women who have migrated to the city of Ahmedabad, in western India, to use their traditional Kathiawadi style of embroidery and mirror work to generate essential income.  Women from all religious beliefs unite within this group where education and healthcare are also provided.