Mahashakti Seva Kendra (MSK), an all-women’s organization empowers the victims of a massive gas leak in Bhopal that took more than 20,000 lives and was deemed as the 'Hiroshima' of the chemical industry. The incident occurred in December 1984 at the Union Carbide plant Bhopal, India. Over half a million people were exposed to Methyl Isocyanate gas and other chemicals.
Since 1992, President Mrs. Indira Iyengar has been working with the local families to support a decent livelihood for the gas affected families. After years of struggle & determination, Mrs. Iyengar was able to work with the local artisans to create nonchemical based natural dye products. The products range from Block printed Cotton based tunics, scarves, handbags to jute-based products.
MSK’s objective is not to just create a sustained livelihood for these families but to train them along the way so that they can be independent in their future pursuits.