Jhoole Rotary Global Grant Update


Empowering women transforms communities. Jhoole employs women in a nonprofit fairtrade social enterprise cooperative so that they can gain economic independence, invest in education and break the cycle of poverty in their community. Jhoole has been able to grow and have a substantial social impact with the support of Rotary International. 

In October 2013, the Jhoole Women’s Empowerment Training and Production Center (WETPC) in Maheshwar, India was established with two Rotary Global Grants. Since the facility opened three hundred women have been trained to sew a variety of garments. A third Global Grant was given at the end of last year to expand the WETPC. With this grant, Jhoole will train 100 women this year. Jhoole currently employs 50 women full-time and will be employing 50 more within the next 4 months. This year, including trainees, employees and their families, Jhoole will have an impact on over 500 people. 

Thanks so much to all our Rotary partners. Together, we are having a great impact by investing in women so that they can create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities. You can also read the stories of women whose lives are being transformed. 

Thanks to all the districts and clubs who have supported these Global Grants including Districts 3040, 6220, 6250, 6270, 6420, 7120,7170  and Rotary Club of Maheshwar, Binghamton Noon, DePere, Elkhorn, FonduLac Noon, Green Bay, Green Bay West, Lake Geneva, Manitowoc Sunrise, Owega, Packerland Sunrise, Sheboygan, Sherbourne, Waconia-West Carver, Waukesha Sunrise, West Allis, West Bend Sunrise and Wisconsin Dells.

To continue your support of the project, you can also purchase tee-shirts for your Rotary Club that are produced by Jhoole.