Objectives of the organization:
Socio – economic condition of Target Population:The proposed project area covers villages in Orathanadu and pattukkottai blocks in Thanjavur district, Tamilnadu, India. Socially, educationally and economically downtrodden people especially the women and children are the target group of the project. The area is a drought prone area and the agricultural activities are depending upon the monsoon thus the system of agriculture falling under the rain fed. The present land distribution system 60% of the population having only 1 to 5 acres lands which are rain fed also the area is a drought prone area and officially declared as a backward area by the Government.The target people are involving in the agricultural coolly works, and small and marginal farming activities and few of them are engaged in the domestic activities. Both the men and women are participating in the bread winning activities and they have to work hard around 10 to 12 hours in a day, but they earn very lower income that is insufficient to meet out their daily needs.Due to the scarcity of the income and irregular income sources they struggle to move their daily live such as fulfill their food, cloths, medicinal expenses and educational expenses for their children. These situations lead to them to borrow loans from greedy money lenders at higher rate of interest.Due to the lower income they get very lower nutritional food and calories which lead to them in to the minor ailments, malnourishment among the children and adolescent children.The employment opportunities are very rare and number of women and youth are suffering from unemployment. Even though the government launched various welfare and developmental schemes that were not reached fully to the opt people.Title of the project: Renovation of huts for Indian gypesisBackground of the project:MET Trust intervened among the people and played a major role as catalyst and animation activities and enabled them to organize them into Self Help Groups (SHGs). Efforts were also made to create awareness on the Government welfare schemes and the importance of engaging themselves in small savings and income generation activities.During the process of the intervention, the target group analyzed the following existing problems towards their social development in the community. The target group approached MET with a suggestion and a request for exploring the feasibility of helping them towards their social status. Based on their suggestion and taking into account the imperative need, MET submitted a proposal for improving the social status of gypesis family to globalgiving USA. This project was favourably considered and approved by globalgiving to raised funds through their website.Problems identify: No permanent shelder for their living in thatchet huts Lower income of target groups Lack of access to availing micro loans Less opportunity to attain self employmentor income generation activities More formalities and rigid procedures to avail micro loans from financial institutions for setting up micro - enterpricesObjectives of the project:v To impart skills and knowledge on alternative income sources.v To ensure the social status of gypesis familiesv To provide access to own the assets like land and permanent shelderv To create awareness on community developmental aspects. Appointment of personnel:Mr.D.thangaraj., was appointed as coordinator to oversee the proper implementation, preparation and submission of report of the project renovation of huts for the gypesis families.Implementation of the project:
Mahatma educational trust has made efforts to renovate two huts measuring 15’*10’ with walls made of cement hollow blocks, concrete roof and a tin door. The cost of Rs.1,60,000 – (Rs.1,80,000) per house being the expenses for the renovation was met out of the local contribution raised by our effort through global giving site. We attach the photographs of the renewed huts. There are 50 households in the target area. Now the remaining 48 families are in need of renovating their huts. Hence, we request your kind support continuously. Our heartfelt thanks to global giving for giving opportunity to raise funds through their website
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