Margao: The production unit of Home Work was inaugurated at the hand of Fatorda MLA and Goa Forward President Mr.Vijai Sardesai in the presence Mrs. Usha Sardesai, Founder of “UNNATI for People and Planet, Goa Women Forward President Adv Ashma , Former Chairpersons of Margao Municipal Council Pooja Naik Kanekar and Babita Angle Prabhudesai and members of women self help groups from Fatorda.
Speaking on the occasion of the inaugural, Vijai Sardesai said that one of the core projects of “We for Fatorda” is “UNNATI for people and planet” with a brand name “HOMEWORK” is a confederation of women self-help groups in Fatorda. Sardesai said that, “through the years we have seen women grow and shine as successful local entrepreneurs, As ‘We for Fatorda’, we couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments and wish them and other women the best, as they continue to be role models for our group and benefactors.”
Vijai Sardesai further said that “at the same time, our charitable foundation continues to lend support to numerous women who produce local masalas and agriculture produce seeking to earn extra income, or at times be the sole bread winners of the family. At ‘We for Fatorda’, we see their success as our desired turnover.”
Unnati for People and Planet has been striving to empower the women and marginalized community of Fatorda to be independent and support them financially. The charitable organization believes that economic independence is the first step towards self- reliance and empowerment. Hence the group have imparted training to women to produce masalas, snacks and other products and to market them through HOME WORK STORES, so that they can be independent earning members of their families
Mrs.Usha Vijai Sardesai, Founder of Unnati for People and Planet said “today we have inaugurated the production unit and the finished products would be sold across “HOME WORK” Stores across Goa, one such store was inaugurated 9 months back at Fatorda. “HOME WORK” production unit would be producing 20 different varieties of masalas, 30 varieties of dehydrated vegetables, snacks, and pickles.
Vijai Sardesai also said that “We for Fatorda” has been supporting farmers and have been subsidizing all farming operations by providing seeds, fertilizers, crop harvesting machine etc. Going ahead, we will be providing post harvesting support and will also provide all the required support to make finished products through “HOME WORK” brand by “UNNATI” for People and Planet said Vijai Sardesai.
Vijai said that after the pandemic subsides ’We For Fatorda’ will back Unnati in setting up a speciality Goan restaurant in the future in Fatorda so that quality ethnic cuisine as eaten at home would be available to the public at affordable rates.