Dezinelife social welfare foundation is a not-for-profit organization, operating as a Section 8 company, CIN: U85300MH2020NPL346985 registered under the company act of 2013 on 30 th September 2020 which aims to create skilled communities and build models of sustainable development, employment & environment.
Being the brainchild of Ms.Bhavini Parikh, the NGO was born during the pandemic. Its main mission is to support those who have lost their sources of income, to help people to desire dezine life, support and learn from one another. They support and employ vulnerable women from Adivasi communities in Karjat, Maharashtra. Dezine life social welfare foundation works with people and exchange skills to create opportunities and support livelihoods.
Bhavini Parikh is a social entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in the clothing industry. Through her brand Bunko Junko, she supports livelihoods for hundreds of marginalized and vulnerable women while creating environmentally sustainable clothing. After the lockdown disrupted livelihoods and supply chains in the villages where these women lived, Bhavini started supplying ration kits containing rice, wheat, pulses, oil, salt, turmeric, and biscuits for children. She has also been engaged in manufacturing face masks and distributing food packets in Mumbai using her personal resources. So far, she has provided ration kits to 50 families across 3 villages in Karjat enabling them to eat at least 2 meals a day during April. But there are many more families who need help and she is constantly working towards their upliftment.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused massive disruptions to the livelihoods of the underprivileged in villages near Karjat. Located 60 KM outside Mumbai, Karjat and neighboring villages are home to several Adivasi communities who have been historically marginalized. Agricultural activity remains minimal and youth in the area are mostly employed as daily wage workers. The loss of livelihoods due to the pandemic has made their condition worse by making the most basic necessities inaccessible.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR HIGHER EDUCATION TO UNDER PRIVILEDGE STUDENT irrespective of Caste, Creed, Religion to maintain the culture and dignity of the nation to contribute in the development of society and the Nation.
Empowering rural women has been the prime objective with a belief that, if one woman is empowered, the Whole family gets empowered. We are not only making a difference to Women’s life but the whole family is being motivated to be a part of ATMA NIRBHAR BHARAT.
SOCIAL – economic upliftment of rural women to improve the status of women in rural societies.
Providing Skill-based training to open new opportunities for earning a livelihood.
To strengthen the socio-economic status of the community in the surrounding region by employing the rural youth community.
To create a green environment by creating awareness for environmental sustainability.
Since 1990, we have been closely associated with local communities of Maharashtra to successfully provide income generating opportunities to women from home, thus creating an impact on almost 3000 families.
During this period, we spent a lot of time with local communities to increase skill-sets of women which consisted of traditional embroidery. Since Jan 1990, we have been supporting women by providing work.
Through the perfect blend of traditional techniques, discarded materials, and meticulous artisanal skills, we wish to create brilliantly talented artisans by invigorating the right values and training.
We identify and support women communities who have unique/undiscovered craftsman skills but were never 'artisans' and work closely with them to create 'marketable products. We have started our work with communities living in Adivasi villages in Karjat, with a focus on skill-sets of stitching and tailoring.
With more women approaching us for income and training opportunities on a daily basis, we aim to set up a dezine Skill life Lab in the proximity of 5 villages, where each Skill Lab can house almost 50 women, who can work in a clean and safe working environment, close to their homes.
We provide training, workshop facilities, and designs from in-house designers, to develop high-quality premium home décor and fashion accessories that are marketed to an urban and global audience, using online and offline sales channels. Most of these products are made from waste textiles and multi-layer industrial packaging waste so the products are sustainable in nature, thereby encouraging responsible production and consumption patterns, thereby strongly contributing to a circular economy.