SABALA is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the Empowerment of Women and Children, based in arid District of Bijapur of North Karnataka in South India. Set up in 1986, SABALA is working with widows, destitutes, tribals, Physically Challenged Girls & Women and economically backward women. SABALA has created a Platform to Rehabilitate Landless and Houseless People of Almatti Dam Submerged Villages.
SABALA established Craft Development Centre in 1998 to: Revive the Traditional Craft, Promote self employment in order to Check the migration, Provide Marketing Facilities to ensure regular income and sustainability, Develop entrepreneurship quality among artisans, Protection of Child Rights, Capacity Building and Networking of Artisans. Their activities include:
Formation of Self Help Groups of women and networking, Sustainable Livelihood for physically challenged, Skill Development and capacity building training for sustainable Livelihood, Promotion of traditional skills in order to create self-employment opportunities on Fair trade principles, Social security programmes to traditional Artisans, Promotion of Microenterprises, Forward and backward linkages through common facility service centre, Building awareness on women’s rights, Girl child education, Blind belief of gender discrimination, Low wages, Mother and child health care and child labor etc.
Supplementary Education to Girl child to continue her education, Addressing social issues like Devadasi system, child marriage, Sale of illicit liquor, Dowry system, etc , Fight against Domestic violence on women and safeguard health rights of women and Awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS
Women’s wear, Jewellery, Home Décor, Bags, Accessories, Gifts, Corporate Gifts