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Each Purchase Empowers Women
providing them with meaningful employment, and education for their children through our school in Varanasi.
100% of the profits go to support the project!
LEARN for LIFE Empowerment Project
The Learn for Life Empowerment Project is a social enterprise dedicated to the upliftment of disadvantaged people in the Indian cities of Varanasi and New Delhi, by providing free education in the forms of early child development and vocational training for youths and adults. We believe that true empowerment is only possible through education and improvement of economic situation. The project is three fold, consisting of the Badi Asha School, Brown Bread Bakery, and Learn for Life Tailoring Project.
Learn for Life Tailoring Project
Our tailoring project is committed to Community and Women's Empowerment. The all-woman staff are trained to design and produce tailored goods which are sold under the "LEARN for LIFE" brand, as well as to manage the physical storefronts and the online shop. All products sold are hand-made, and many fabrics used are hand-printed or hand-woven.
For this project, Learn for Life has partnered with Pallavi Handmade Goods to provide designs and assistance with the vocational training. The sale of their products on our website and in our stores also support the project.
Brown Bread Bakery
is the brand name of our restaurants, bakeries, and a guest house in Varanasi and New Delhi. The project provides free Vocational Training and employment for underprivileged section of society, while promoting sustainable organic farming and local food production.
Organic German Bakeshop
is the unit of Brown Bread Bakery which produces packed food, of which the profits go to further support the project. Our Varanasi branch offers jobs to Mothers of our school students.
The Badi Asha School
Badi Asha in Hindi means “Big Hope”. The school provides free education, health care, food and clothing to around 140 children from the ages of 4 to 16 years, who reside in the impoverished Aurangabad district of Varanasi.
Short Documentary Film of our project from 2010-2013
LEARN FOR LIFE - BANGALI TOLA SHOP
Ganga Mahal, D25/44 Mohalla, Bangali Tola Rd, Pandey Ghat, Bangali Tola,
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
LEARN FOR LIFE - ASSI SHOP
2/225-D-1 Bhadaini, Shivala Rd, Behind Organic Shop, Near Tulsi Ghat,
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005, India
BADI ASHA SCHOOL
D55/147 Aurangabad, Near Aurangabad Police Chowki,
Varanasi. Uttar Pradesh 221010
Note to our Indian Customers
Due to India's monetary policies, we are regrettably unable to accept bank card payments from Indian Rupee bank cards directly from this website at the present time. Your business is very important to us, and are working on a solution for this for the future.
In the mean time, please contact us directly so we can offer you optional methods to purchase any of the products you see here. Thank you!