Sustainable Action for identity and livelihood for women empowerment

The We-auto or Women Empowerment project is a two-year project that aims to empower the fisher women belonging to the coastal area of Kollam towards sustainable. It is an attempt to bring women to the frontline workforce as well as promote their sense of self-worth and identity. Through this project, 32 women from the Kollam coast who are trained in electric auto rickshaw driving would be selected and given electric auto rickshaws on lease. WE-Autos are not just women friendly but also eco-friendly causing no pollution at all. The first phase of official Electric auto distribution was inaugurated by Hon. Mayor of Kollam Smt. Prasanna Earnest, blessed by Vicar General of Quilon, Rt. Rev. Msgr. Vincent Machado and flagged off by RTO, Shri. A.K Dilu on 4 th August 2021.

The objectives of the We-auto project are:
  • Ensuring a sustainable income for Fisher women and thereby finding a solution to the unemployment
  • Bringing the women out from the stereotypical job orientation and mainstream the workforce of women
  • Reducing the rate of environmental pollution by encouraging electric vehicles.

This project has been changing attitude of the people towards women in the society. It has helped break taboos and customs by giving a different job perspective.

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