Shabnam Ji

"Discovering my potential and being able to paint and create beautiful products fills me with pride. This work has empowered me with light to dispel darkness in my life"
- Shabnam Ji

Uma Ji

"As a woman, I used to be someone's daughter, sister, wife, mother. Today I have my own identity as an artisan and that is my biggest source of strength."
- Uma Ji

Sunita Ji

"When I step out to work everyday, it feels liberating. Everyday we paint, craft, stitch, share, and create together. We are each other's support system and that takes away the stress of daily struggles. "
- Sunita Ji

Tabasum Ji

"I pass on my learnings to my children. My role has evolved from being a mother who in fulfilling domestic needs to that of an educator too."
- Tabassum Ji

Sadhana Ji

"I wanted to educate my children without understanding what it can lead to. Today I understand the value of education and how it can change lives through living examples of my own children."
- Sadhana Ji

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We believe in an idea of a developed India where every individual has access to a dignified life and opportunities. Aftertaste was started with the vision to empower women from economically disadvantaged communities and empower them to break the vicious cycle of social and economic poverty. Aftertaste makes opportunities that come with knowledge, exposure and economic means, accessible to marginalised women from the urban low-income communities of Mumbai.

Dignified Livelihood
Aayesha ji

The Social Problem

Economic Poverty

Economic Poverty

Poverty is rampant in the slums of Mumbai, as many who migrated with dreams of success, are struggling for basic survival. The millions that inhabit the slums live in abject conditions of social and economic poverty, especially the women and children.

State of women and Children

State of Women and Children

The women of these slums deal with the existential challenges, poor quality of life and patriarchy, resulting in women and children stuck in cycles of unfair wages, unfavourable working conditions and loss of dignity.
Social poverty

Social Poverty

Due to lack of knowledge and awareness of government schemes and policies, the hard-earned money gets misused by several racquets which operate in the slum and dupe the people in the name of saving. The money earned is almost rendered useless.

Theory of Change

Empowered women leads to empowered family

Aftertaste's work started with economic empowerment of the women of the community using art and craft as a medium and enabling the women to earn a dignified livelihood. Through the process of skilling the women and generating a livelihood, Aftertaste works with the women and their families continuously, to bring about social change by empowering them with knowledge and exposure to build capacity in the areas of education, healthcare and financial literacy leading to an improvement of the socio-economic condition of their families.

Theory of Change

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