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Field of intervention
Economical development
Supported organization
Country and localization
India, Hyderabad
Supported people
80 HIV-positive women
Project helped in
Amount of the support
64,200 euros

« Mallika Sewing »: training of HIV-positive women in traditional trades to achieve their social and financial self-reliance.

Nireekshana, an Indian NGO, was created in 1992 by a couple of famous Indian doctors. They offer complete services (clinical, counseling, education, food and housing) to 700 relocated Indian families affected by Aids.

In 2010, the Accor employees of the 3 hotels of the Group in Hyderabad and the NGO Nireekshana established the “Malika Sewing” program which aims at training HIV-positive women in traditional crafts of silk weaving, henna painting, “western” quality jewelry creating. These women receive also courses in marketing, to improve their productivity and profits.

The Accor Foundation* supported the pilot program in 2010 with the training of 24 women and the creation of the workshop. In 2011, 2012, 2013, the Foundation enabled 60 additional women to join the training program. Thanks to the sales realized by the women, this program has been autonomous for the end of 2013.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

The project holder
Madhupal TV
Human Resources Director in the 3 AccorHotels hotels in Hyderabad

I feel comforted that whatever little we are doing is making a difference in other people’s lives for the better.