ROKPA Women's Workshop

Many women in Nepal marry very young, so that by the age of twenty they already have several children and no chance of receiving any professional training. The more children they have, the higher the risk of abandonment by their husbands and without qualifications they find it extremely difficult to earn a living for themselves and their children. Many end up on the street where they resort to begging or poorly paid work, which leaves them little time for their children, many of whom are severely neglected. In order to offer a better future to these women and their children, ROKPA has been providing training opportunities since 1996. In a specialised workshop, the women are taught to design, sew and produce useful textiles. Thanks to this they are able to work at the ROKPA workshop and earn a decent wage, saving them from a life on the street and enabling their children to go to school.