Women constitute a majority of the poor and are often the poorest of the poor. The societal disadvantage and inequality they face because they are women shapes their experience of poverty differently from that of men, increases their vulnerability, and makes it more challenging for them to climb out of their grim circumstances. In other words, poverty is a gendered experience. There is overwhelming evidence from around the world to show that girls and women are more disadvantaged than boys and men. Girls and women in poor households bear a disproportionate share of the work and responsibility of feeding and caring for family members through unpaid household work. Women in poor households will often sacrifice their own health and nutrition or the education of their daughters, by recruiting them to take care of siblings or share in other household tasks.
At Sackhumvit women are now economic actors. For us, there is a deep sense of satisfaction when we enable poor families to transform, change their mindset and bring up their economic status and financial participation at the grass-roots level. We are excited to share that for the month of February we have secured a corporate order in bag making in bulk. We also secured a wedding order to accessorize. We focus on training and mastering the skill first.