Sahara means mutual support. As indicated by the name, this group is a set of Muslim women trained by an NGO for sewing that support one another knowing the challenges faced by themselves owing to cultural norms subjecting them to limited mobility and freedom. The women are highly skilled and yearn to make a livelihood that would enable them to have a better future for their children while addressing health concerns that they shy away from expressing at home. The group is based in urban settlement Bengaluru. Most of the women in the group worked in garment factories with poor conditions and benefits that has made them redundant in the job market. Secret Projects orders are said to be a great asset to them as they are able to stitch products within their households and be paid without hassle.
Here they are pictured in their community with some of their children.