For twenty years, the Rehoboth Home for the Mentally Disabled have been working with women who have been lost or abandoned, with a primary focus on rehabilitation and reuniting with families.
It's a long, arduous journey and no one knows that better than Sumita Verghese, coordinator at the home.
With over 50 women in the home, it becomes imperative to harness their skills, says Sumita. The livelihood program that makes these bags are a way for the women to create something meaningful. The women are taught various skills depending on their capabilities, and they come together in their workshop to create handmade products.