BETTER LIVING Projects was established in 2016 with a mission to create new skills and employment with a durable income for women in India through sales of ethical fashion products in Norway.
We envision a world where every woman is financially independent.
- Women's empowerment and equality is at the forefront of all that we do.
- All of our project is locally run by community members themselves.
- The creation of safe working environments, decent work with stable contracts, living wages and opportunities for personal growth is our prime focus.
- Generating a platform for mutual learning between Norway and India.
Making Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. To help accelerate progress in our core areas (more info below) we offer ethically sourced merchandise products for businesses. The service delivery of our products includes:
- Sales of ethically sourced textiles-
- Promotion as our partner for sustainability.
- Automatic membership in our sustainability platform
- Annual report that indicates impact level improvement.
- Marketing through our SoMe channels for a year.
SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Up to 80% of women between 15-49, living in the state of Bihar, is without paid work. This leads to a lower family economy.
Family economies, local communities and national governments loose great amount of resources anually by excluding women from the labor market.
Reduction of unemployment for women is, according to the UN, one of the best methods to create long-term economic growth.
Therefore, we focus on creating long-term employment for women.
SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
When women can generate their own income, their partaking in household financial economy will increase. This can potentially increase women's decision-making power in the household.
Within 2023, our goal is to offer 30 women: textile training in producing western fashion products; a long-term job with a fair salary and inclusive social network.
To ensure that women gain economic independence, we offer knowledge training in financial literacy from month 3.
SDG 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Through sale of ethical fashion products, women in Sujata Village will receive an opportunity to enter new economic arenas.
New skills can benefit both the women personally and the local community in general through increased economic status.