Sambhali Trust

Self-Esteem, Unity, Peace.

Sambhali Trust is a non-profit charitable organization based in Jodhpur, whose focus is the development and empowerment of women and girls in Rajasthan.

They provide underprivileged Rajasthani women and girls with an education in English, Hindi and Math, as well as training in vocational and social skills, to support them in developing confidence and self-esteem and help them work towards financial independence.

Founded by our dear friend, Govind Rathore, who saw such a need after his mother was widowed and left without any support, Sambhali Trust works with women and children from all communities in Jodhpur and the rural Thar desert area surrounding Straw. So many women and children here experience discrimination on a daily basis because of their low status in class, caste and gender. These women are greatly suppressed, and have little or no access to education. They are denied the right to choose their husband and often face a high level of verbal, physical and sexual abuse within their family circle and community. This is why Sambhali Trust was born in 2007: to empower these women to create change in their lives and livelihoods.


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