IND/08/041 : Saree rolling through income generating programme
Project Status: Approved
Published: April 14, 2009
Objective: Improve living conditions of local women and their families by creating self-employment opportunities and a permanent source of income, thereby meaning that their children will have the possibility of schooling in the future.
Requesting group: Karuna Mahila Mandali
Contact person: Mrs. Elizabeth, President
Address: Chilamkur – 516 310, Yerraguntla Mandal, Kadapa, AP, India
Project location: Chilamkur Village, Yerraguntla Mandal, Kadapa
Total budget: Rs 94,000 (US$ 1830)
Cost to 1% Fund: Rs 94,000 (US$ 1830) (Group’s contribution in kind)
Use of funds: The funds will be used for two weeks’ training and the necessary materials (rollers, chemicals, wooden frames and accessories) for the beneficiaries to learn to become self-sufficient.
Beneficiaries: Twenty-five women between the ages of 19 and 35 and their families, mainly agricultural labourers, currently living below the poverty line.
Background: Local women are interested in vocational training in order to become self-sufficient and to be able to maintain their families and improve their children’s education. Saree rolling training is available locally in the Municipal area headquarters. This particular process for stiffening sarees is very popular (this fact has been confirmed by colleagues in India), so there should be a good market for their products. After the training course, the qualified trainees would be able to set up their own saree rolling centres. This will increase the income of their families and thereby their standard of living. The Group then hopes to introduce further vocational training skills, such as tailoring, embroidery and production of readymade garments.
Prepared: 15 March 2009 by Brenda Jones