Tailoring Training is an initiative to empower rural women through micro-entrepreneurship.

We teach women how to sew clothes and connect them to large-scale market opportunities, increasing both earning potential and self-confidence.

Watch: How tailoring training is empowering rural women

Our Impact

Tailoring Training is active in 32 centers across India.

  • 41

    Training Centres

    32 Operational  |  9 Planned
  • 10,268

    Beneficiaries To Date

  • ₹3,000

    Average monthly income of a tailoring training graduate

  • $30,000

    Covers capital expenditures and operational expenses for three years

Data as of April 2021

Operational Planned

How It Works

Tailoring trainees participate in a three-month training at a local Gramothan Resource Center. Trainings are led by expert instructors and taught in the local language.

Next, trainees can choose from a variety of opportunities to share their skills with the world-and earn substantial income while doing so.

The Strength in Self Sufficiency

After graduating from Ekal’s tailoring program, there’s no stopping women from using their skills to the fullest.


Tailors often go on to start shops in their villages. This grows rural economies and creates women micro-entrepreneurs.


Tailors have the opportunity to join a manufacturing group at their local Gramothan Resource Center, using their skills for large-scale market opportunities.

Spreading empowerment

Tailors are able to start satellite training programs in their village, empowering even more women to thrive.

Support tailoring training to empower rural women today

Your financial support helps us reach more villages, provide free computer training to more youth, and innovate rural development.

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