Provide aid to war affected in Vanni, Sri Lanka

 
$9,779
$40,221
Raised
Remaining
Jul 24, 2012

SCOT - War Widows Livelihood Projects

Currently,there are over 90,000 woman-headed families in the North and East. The breadwinners generally comprise war widows and single parents (husbands in military custody or have deserted, or raped victims). Hundreds of them are physically challenged. Many of them belong to the lowest of the lowly section
of the society in the North and East and, being women, are also the most vulnerable.

SCOT proposes to fund some Projects that will support these vulnerable families. The Projects will be carried out in two phases: 


  • Phase 1 – Motivate the formation of small self-help groups, each consisting of 15-20 war widows / single parents; Empower them through training in skills (needed for their chosen livelihood ventures) and small business management

  •  Phase 2 –
    Provide equipment and/or facilities to operate their chosen ventures; Conduct regular monitoring of the working of the groups, and provide further help where needed, to ensure the sustainability of the groups and their ventures.

Working together as a group will give greater strength to the members, a sense of comradeship and most importantly accountability to each other.

SCOT works with selected, long established local partners in North and East Sri Lanka, who have proven track records in establishing similar projects during the last 12 months. The recently completed projects have cost Rs 200,000 per self-help group, which covers field staff salary, travelling expense and supply of equipment / facilities. The already established self-help groups have increased the income per family from their initial Rs 3,500 per month to over Rs 12,000.

Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Find another project in Sri Lanka or in Health that needs your help.

Project Leader

Vijay Indran

SCOT - President
Middlesex, United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of Provide aid to war affected in Vanni, Sri Lanka