This project aims to serve, and ultimately enable, those who fall outside the realm of social recognition; specifically, women working in prostitution. The project will provide a place for these women to learn alternative skills, become educated, and rediscover themselves. This effort will be of particular importance to women aged 25-35. It is at this age when the women become less viable within their profession. Without a minimum number of clients the women are unable to pay their daily rent. Since very few have any sort of financial savings, many women end up either on the street, or becoming madams themselves; continuing the cycle of prostitution. This emphasis on women stems from recent studies that have concluded that “…aid [in developing countries] has often been most effective when aimed at women”.
Brugger, Lindsay, "Design as a Tool for Architectural + Social Development: the Kalighat Women’s Resource Center" (2010). Architecture Theses. Paper 59.