Clothing is a fundamental need of the human kind. Apart from covering one’s body, clothing protects us from the sun, rain and cold. Further, it gives dignity to our ‘self’. R. K. Foundation through its interaction with the community realised that clothing did much more than just covering the human body. For example, a few students in Karnataka who joined college were on the verge of becoming dropouts because they didn’t have respectable clothes to wear. When this came to notice, R. K Foundation intervened by simply giving each of them 3 pairs of clothes suitable for college from its clothes bank “Vastra” and this simple initiative led to the continuation of their studies. Further it was noticed that in Karnataka, lack of decent clothing, deter women from stepping out of their house for months together. This in turn has other adverse implications on their empowerment and psychology that can be prevented easily with a few clothes.
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