Umeed Foundation

  • Umeed Foundation was set up in 1997, to help disadvantaged communities in rural Punjab ‐ more specifically in Sangrur district providing support in healthcare, women’s empowerment, skills development and employability. The Foundation initiated a special program to revive traditional skills in crochet and embroidery as a sustainable enterprise that would create fair incomes for women with exceptional artisanal skills. Through AIYANA, the Umeed Foundation supports over 100 women artisans across 5 production centres in Sangrur.