Anaemia & Health Fitness Camp

WomenWeave has organized Anemia Awareness camps where the HB count of all the women at the Gudi Mudi centre is checked and a talk on causes and cure for Anemia are given. Poor diet and reproductive cycles including menstruation and pregnancy make women from poor communities especially vulnerable to this debilitating illness.

Those found anemic are given preliminary medication. The women gain wisdom that spending on nutritious food decreases their chances of falling sick and having to spend on medication, and increases their ability to be self- reliant.

In 2009-2010 WomenWeave conducted the first of two physiotherapy camps with the 83 women weavers of Maheshwar. The objective of the programme is to make the women weavers more aware of their physical fitness, which plays a critical role in their productivity and well-being.