Oxfam trustees visit Asha Women’s Enterprise Project

The Asha Neighbourhood Project in Beeston was delighted to host a visit from Oxfam trustees Karen Brown (Oxfam GB chair of trustees), Steve Walton (new trustee), and Sue Turrell (Oxfam GB Deputy International Director). The Trustees visited Asha as part of their introduction to Oxfam’s England programme.

Asha OxfamThe trustees were introduced to the Asha Neighbourhood Project, set up 28 years ago to support Asian women to overcome poverty and discrimination in Beeston. During the day, the trustees met with the Asha project team and some of the women involved with the enterprise project – Bags of Attitude – who are making designer handbags which will be showcased in a launch event planned for this summer. There are also tentative plans to sell the bags in Oxfam shops in the future. Zaheda (Asha Centre Manager) explained Asha’s history, and how Oxfam’s enterprise project is helping to increase the livelihood assets of our women service users and volunteers.

If you want to find out more or if you would like to visit, please contact Zaheda Khanam on 0113 270 4600 or email info@ashaleeds.org.uk.

Sue Turrell