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Empowering village and rural Indian women by creating a website for them in Mumbai, India

  • India
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  • Last activity: 19/12/2022



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    My name is Julia, I work for a company who are partnering with an NGO (association) for a project in women empowerment. Rural and village women in India are very good at craftsmanship and we have the objective to create a marketplace for these women to make their own ware such as baskets, napkins, serviette, place mats etc etc. for them to be able to generate an income. That requires for us to create an online commercially viable marketplace and website. We are looking for two volunteers who have writing, content and visual skills that they can use to prepare the content for this website. All technical and IT assistance can be provided as well as accommodation if required. If you do require accommodation then you will be sharing a room with one or two other volunteers. Do not apply if you don't want to organise accommodation yourself, or need your own space. We are all volunteers and are looking for 2 more. You would be helping for a couple of weeks (until completion) out of Mid-town Mumbai. This is suitable for an articulate person with good English writing and research skills, good knowledge of computers and social media who is interested to assist in such a project. We are looking for well balanced people with an interest in India who are willing to give something to this society.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The traveler will be able to use the website as a reference for his/her achievement and will get references from the NGO and our company. This will be also interesting form a cultural point of view since an understanding of the village people this is being done for is essential. Volunteers who have an academic interest in population control by democratic means. i.e. educating women improving their income etc. are very welcome. Also, the stay in Mumbai is for free if so required. This is a good opportunity for the traveler to obtain an excellent insight into charitable and corporate work in India.

  • Help


    The volunteers will be fully responsible for the content creation of a new website. Supervision will be provided by an IT person and myself. The person coordinating this for the NGO is a lady doctor who is taking a keen interest. The work is undertaken out of an office in Parel, this is mid-town Mumbai. Good English writing and research skills, good knowledge of computers and social media are a must. We are also looking for somebody who is good at photography and can provide guidance to the village women with the design of the produce to make it more appealing to potential purchasers. It does not mean that English must be your mother tongue but it does mean that your educational standard of written English is good. It is essential that the volunteers take this work seriously and come to the office daily to work on this project. This is not an offer to holiday makers for free accommodation. A good contribution is expected. The Association of India was created in 1954 and is an old and very reputable organisation. A volunteer that completes a minimum of one month will be issued with a certificate from the association.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hindi: Fluent
    Marathi: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation we offer is a shared room in a modern apartment. The room will be shared by one or two other volunteers. There are three single beds. If a couple comes then maybe we can organise a swap to one of the other rooms, but this is not guaranteed. The bathroom is next to the room and there is a terrace to hang out. The apartment is in mid-town Mumbai.

    Breakfast at the house, lunch at the office and dinner has to be organised by themselves.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Parel is where the office and apartment is (about a half an hours walk apart, 6 minutes by cab). Sewri and Cotton Green Stations are in walking distance. There is market outside of the apartment.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours daily (not Saturday & Sunday)

Host ref number: 662614697574



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