Empowering Tribal Women: A Day of Opportunity and Excitement at IIT Madras

In the bustling world of entrepreneurship and innovation, sometimes the most remarkable stories emerge from the most unexpected places. Such was the case when the tribal women of Kaliyampoondi, were empowered by the collaborative efforts of Asscod NGO and HDFC Bank, represeting themselves at IIT’s E-Summit.

These women were recently trained in the art of wire bag weaving, thanks to the support of HDFC Bank through ASSCOD. With raw materials provided by HDFC Bank, they diligently crafted exquisite wire bags, each telling a story of resilience and determination.

Their journey took a remarkable turn when they were invited to showcase their creations at IIT’s prestigious E-Summit. For these women, venturing beyond the confines of their village was a rare opportunity, participating in a national-level event was a dream for them. Yet, fueled by their newfound skills and the support of their community, they embraced the chance with open arms.

As they arrived at the sprawling campus of IIT, their eyes widened in wonder at the sight of roaming deer. Amidst the excitement of exploring a new environment, they set up their stall, adorned with wire bags that reflected their craftsmanship and spirit.

Throughout the day, investors from across the country flocked to the stalls, intrigued by the unique designs and heartfelt stories behind each creation. The women, initially nervous about presenting their work to the audience, soon found their confidence.

Despite facing challenges in communication and unfamiliar surroundings, their determination remained unwavering. With each sale made, they not only earned a livelihood but also gained validation for their talents and hard work. The smiles on their faces spoke volumes, reflecting a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment that transcended monetary gains.

As the day drew to a close, the women returned to Kaliyampoondi with hearts full of gratitude and memories to cherish. The experience had not only provided them with a platform to showcase their skills but had also instilled a newfound sense of hope and possibility. With the continued support of organizations like Asscod and HDFC Bank, they knew that the journey towards empowerment had only just begun.

Their story serves as a powerful reminder of the transformative impact of collaboration and community support. In a world driven by innovation and entrepreneurship, it is stories like these that remind us of the true essence of success – the ability to uplift and empower those who have long been marginalized and overlooked.

As the sun set over the horizon, casting a warm glow upon the village of Kaliyampoondi, the women returned to their homes, their hearts brimming with dreams and aspirations for a brighter tomorrow. And in their hands, they carried not just wire bags, but the promise of a future filled with endless possibilities.