PROJECT HENNU NEEDS YOUR HELP! Please watch the video above!
What is Project Hennu?
Project Hennu was initiated in 2020 during the pandemic to support underprivileged women living in the urban slums of India. When the group was first formed, in Bangalore, India , it was believed that they could be supported and earn a dignified living.
Unfortunately, Project Hennu has been majorly affected due to Covid-19 and desperately needs our help from Australia and all around the world that are in a position to help contribute financially. Project Hennu has been forced to stop production due to many of the women testing positive for Covid-19. Your contributions go directly to Project Hennu and will help Project Hennu get back on their feet as much as they can during this uncertain time.
We encourage Uplift Fair Trade supporters and beyond to contribute and encourage their friends, family and others in their network around the globe to contribute too. Sharing our message on social channels like Facebook and Instagram really help spread the word!
Why Project Hennu NEEDS and DESERVES Your Help!
We’ve been asking during Fashion Revolution week - “who made my clothes? "
As part of the understanding about the people behind a supply chain, we must consider our responsibility to help and support the people who make or bring us beautiful products, when they need it the most.
Please watch the video below!
The video above is a message from Anna Spoore, the founder and director of Uplift Fair Trade (located in Katoomba , NSW, Australia)
"One of the most uplifting stories during Covid for Uplift Fair Trade was being able to give work to a group of women in the urban slums of India (Project Hennu). After they lost their jobs due to lockdown. We designed with Fairkonnect in India, a wonderful range of clothing using discarded fabrics. We had just placed our winter order and planned our range for summer when Covid hit Bangalore, India.
We are heartbroken to have shut down the sewing project while the women either recover from Covid-19 or waiting to see if they also have been infected. Statistics show close to 45,000 new positive Covid-19 cases a day in India (and growing) . We have been able to get oxygen for one family, but this has been costly and difficult to do. We are concerned about their health, but also about basic needs while they can’t work. " - Anna Spoore
Radhika (left) and Munnilaxmi (right), holding "I made your clothes" signs as part of the Fashion Revolution week. Both these women are staff members at Project Hennu. Radhika has been tested positive for Covid-19, but fortunately has access to home medication.
This is Gopi - the husband of one of Project Hennu's staff Lydia, getting medication at home by himself with oxygen cylinder by his side.
A lovely video of Project Hennu training their Artisans to produce such amazing products (prior to the second outbreak)
Where Your Generous Donations Go
Below are where your donations go:
- 4 x people Covid-19 medical support
- 5 staff wage support
- 3 months worth of operating costs of production for Project Hennu
To cover all these costs, we need to raise approximately $30,000
Your contributions go directly to Project Hennu and will help Project Hennu get back on their feet as much as they can during this uncertain time. Please remember every single dollar helps.
THANK YOU for your generosity and support!
- For more information about Project Hennu and their situation:https://upliftfairtrade.com.au/blogs/fair-trade-news-and-stories/project-hennu-covid-19-crisis-support-now
- Covid-19 India statistics (Live): https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/asia/india-coronavirus-cases.html
- A video about India's Covid-19 current situation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu2ryLPOME4