Sofia has connected more than 15000 people with livelihood in various fields. Our major initiatives during our last few years have included: -

Set up Sofia SMART Kitchen for professional kitchen trainees

This kitchen is run by a group of 10 Domestic Violence Survivors who did professional Kitchen course from Sofia SMART Centre. To expand this initiative, we registered this kitchen with Swiggy & Zomato.

Started Sofia Snacks Kiosk at Jay Pravesh Chand Hospital, Shastri Park

This kiosk is run by 2 domestic violence survivors who sell Rajma Chawal, Chole Chawal and sancks. Now, they are able to earn approx. Rs. 700 – 800/- on a daily basis.

Tiffin Service & Food by Domestic Violence Survivors

Sofia assisted 30 trainees to start their own tiffin service. Sofia provided them one time support to set up their tiffin service. We also provided Push Kart & Food Stall to 15 trainees and Rs. 7500/- one time support to set their food stall with the support of Goonj.

Set up Rotary Smart Stitching Centre

With the support of Tech Mahindra Foundation and Rotary Club, Sofia started Rotary SMART Stitching Centre where we provide stitching and sewing work to women. Till now, we have stitched Shirts, Jeans, Trousers, Kurti and more than 6 lakh masks. The 30 beneficiaries of this initiative, are able to earn approx. Rs. 10000 -12000/- every month.

Set up Sofia SMART Boutiques

With the support of Goonj, Sofia set up 2 boutiques in 2 different locations i.e. Dayalpur & Brahmpuri. These boutiques are being run by 2 groups of Domestic Violence Survivors which consists of 5 members in each group. Through these boutiques, each woman is able to earn Rs. 7000/- every month excluding the running cost.

Sewing Machine Distribution to Domestic Violence Survivors

With the support of Goonj, we distributed 20 sewing machines to those women who wanted to start their set ups and needed sewing machines. Through this, we set up 20 boutiques in North East District of Delhi.

Set up “Shahi Skill Development Centre”

With the support of Shahi Export Pvt. Ltd, Sofia set up skill training centre for girls & women (Age group 18-35) in July, 2021. Through this centre, we trained 60 girls & women and placed them in Shahi Export Pvt. Ltd. as “Sewing Machine Operator”. Now they are getting Rs. 12000/- starting salary with PF & ESI benefits