JESSIE BUSH X SATHYAM EMPOWERMENT CENTRE

Missoma wouldn’t be Missoma without collaboration. From environmental partnerships, to Influencer edits, it’s our raison d’ être – as well as the jewellery, of course. So, when our friend Jessie Bush, author of We The People, asked if she could bring us along on a charity partnership she was supporting, we leapt at the chance.

JESSIE BUSH X SATHYAM EMPOWERMENT CENTRE

Empowering women is at the very core of Missoma; so when Founder of We The People Jessie Bush told us about the charity she was supporting, it was a no-brainer that we’d offer our support too.

India has always been close to our Founder Marisa’s heart, having made multiple trips growing up and now visiting to source gemstones for Missoma’s designs – did you know our factories are all based there too?

 

The Sathyam Association is a charity working to facilitate the future of young girls and women in Chennai - the capital of the Tamu Nadil state in India - and was set up by a close friend of Jessie’s. Jessie took her first trip to India last year and saw for herself how much their culture revolves around familial support.

Jessie is raising awareness of the Sathyam Association, a charity working to facilitate the future of young girls and women in Chennai, India.

“My husband Sam and I went to Jaipur last year and on our first day we jumped in a tuk-tuk and ended up befriending our driver - who kindly invited us to the celebration of the birth of his niece.

His house was on the outskirts of the city, which was packed with kids and adults alike sharing food and celebrating the new birth. What made it so special were the kids who wanted to take selfies, teach us how to dance and share their food with us.

Indian culture is incredibly family-centric, so those who don’t have family to support them often receive absolutely no assistance at all. Which is why centres like the Empowerment Centre are so critical - without a safe space many girls and women have nowhere to go.”

I BELIEVE THAT THOSE OF US WHO HAVE AUTONOMY AND INDEPENDENCE SHOULD DO OUR BEST TO HELP THOSE WHO DON'T YET HAVE WHAT MANY OF US CONSIDER A HUMAN BASIC RIGHT

Jessie Bush

"My husband Sam and I went to Jaipur last year and on our first day we jumped in a tuk-tuk and ended up befriending our driver - who kindly invited us to the celebration of the birth of his niece. His house was on the outskirts of the city, which was packed with kids and adults alike sharing food and celebrating the new birth. What made it so special were the kids who wanted to take selfies, teach us how to dance and share their food with us.

 

Indian culture is incredibly family-centric, so those who don’t have family to support them often receive absolutely no assistance at all. Which is why centres like the Empowerment Centre are so critical - without a safe space many girls and women have nowhere to go."

I BELIEVE THAT THOSE OF US WHO HAVE AUTONOMY AND INDEPENDENCE SHOULD DO OUR BEST TO HELP THOSE WHO DON'T YET HAVE WHAT MANY OF US CONSIDER A HUMAN BASIC RIGHT

Jessie Bush

I BELIEVE THAT THOSE OF US WHO HAVE AUTONOMY AND INDEPENDENCE SHOULD DO OUR BEST TO HELP THOSE WHO DON'T YET HAVE WHAT MANY OF US CONSIDER A HUMAN BASIC RIGHT

Jessie Bush

In 2017 the Association’s mother charity KKSS won the Best Institute for Women’s Rights in Tamil Nadu (a state of over 70 million people) and Sathyam was built from that to help further the mission. A community-driven social enterprise...

THEY BELIEVE THAT ALL GIRLS AND WOMEN SHOULD LIVE:

 

- a life with dignity and independence

- a life with equal access to economic + social opportunities

- a life with freedom from violence

- a life with access to high quality education

SATHYAM BELIEVE THAT ALL GIRLS AND WOMEN SHOULD:

- Live life with dignity and independence

- Have equal access to economic + social opportunities

- Have freedom from violence

- Have access to high quality education

In 2017 their mother charity KKSS won the Best Institute for Women’s Rights in Tamil Nadu (a state of over 70 million people) and Sathyam was built from that to help further the mission.

Through raising awareness, they will create business training programmes, safe study spaces, green spaces for the elderly and green roofs to help battle climate changes and protect the buildings. They’ve secured an Architect, a business partner to provide training for the women, and a construction company – they just need funding to bring these plans to life.

SATHYAM BELIEVE THAT ALL GIRLS AND WOMEN SHOULD:

- Live life with dignity and independence

- Have equal access to economic + social opportunities

- Have freedom from violence

- Have access to high quality education

Through raising awareness, they hope to create business training programmes, safe study spaces, green spaces for the elderly and green roofs to help battle climate changes and protect the buildings.

The best part? You can support Jessie and directly contribute to all of Sathyam’s incredible work by clicking the link below...

HEAR IT FROM THE FOUNDER:

HEAR IT FROM THE FOUNDER

We’ve committed to supporting them financially and would love your help to get them to their target of 18, 750 Euros. It’s more important than ever to get behind them now, as this needs to be met in just the next seven days – they’re halfway there but let’s make it 100%, together.

Enter, you: You can directly contribute to all their incredible work and empower women in this region of India, by donating to the charity using the link below. Thank you for helping us to support them and being part of the positive change – we know you’d feel as strongly as we do.


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