Empowering women for true independence!

Empowering women and creating a sustainable lifestyle for them and their familieshas been our goal. In Chennai, we work with former beneficiaries to create products for sale! Working at this production, has given them something to fall back on,financially.

Baby Jasmine has been a part of Oasis’ various programmes for the past 7 years.She finished her tailoring course and is now helping with the production of cushioncases and candles. After Baby’s mother lost her job during the lockdown, she struggled to take care of the expenses at home. She joined the production unit atKalayanapuram hub through which she financially supports her mother. Although the pressure at home takes a toll on Baby’s physical and mental health, she enjoys coming to our centre and spending time doing what she loves.

Jeevitha works with Baby in the production unit! With two children at home, sheworks to earn extra cash to be financially independent. This is their first bold step outinto attaining their own independence.

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Dear friends and patrons,As 2022 draws to a close, I would like for us to look back at a year that heralded in new directions for Oasis India: year one of the 5-year strategic plan of new partnerships, a year of social enterprise, and organisational sustainability.While it was certainly challenging in many ways, it also showed how strong our commitment to the vision and mission are as an organisation – be it as board members, supporters, members of senior management, the national leadership team, or project staff.We can take pride in the fact that we resumed the annual Mukthi Bike Challenge this year, launched Oasis India’s 5-year strategic plan for 2022–2027, and started a new integrated community empowerment project in Assam—Oasis Academy Guwahati and Football for Life (FFL). We also initiated potential partnership discussions with PCI-Mizoram for anti-human trafficking and Thrive for Good under food security, etc. These great achievements lays the foundation for our work in the upcoming new year.There were notable life-changing stories of beneficiaries in each of Oasis India’s hubs and the many other challenges we overcame as a team. Successes achieved in a time when we were forced to adapt to very adverse circumstances So, I want to thank all our staff for the hard work and commitment they have shown over the past year. Our combined strength is what makes us flourish as an organisation.Thank you, our supporters, for walking this journey of growth and development hand in hand with us. As you celebrate Christmas with friends and family, I hope you will look back on the year with the same sense of accomplishment and joy that we all feel at Oasis India.I wish you and your family a happy Christmas season and a prosperous 2023! Best regards,Mangneo LhungdimExecutive Director,Oasis India