Rehabilitate 370 Prisoners in Trichy, India

 
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Dear friend,

Greetings from New Life!

At the outset I wish to thank you for your continued support to the children and women of New Life. All that we could achieve in the past is only with the support of people like you who encouraged us through your words and donations.

You will be excited to know that New Life is now participating in the Bonus Day Challenge conducted by the “Global Giving” on October 17th. This is the final bonus day of the year. By donating $ 100 to New Life you provide the organization an opportunity to get an additional $30. The amount you donate and the bonus we receive will be used to conduct the tailoring training for the women locked in cells.

The terms and conditions of the Bonus Day are:

  • Bonus Day begins at 12:01 am EDT on October 17, 2012.
  • GlobalGiving is offering a 30% match on all donations up to $1,000 per donor per project.
  • There is $50,000 in matching funds.
  • The organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
  • The organization that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
  • Only online donations (credit card or PayPal) are eligible for matching. Donations made by check or text-to-give are not eligible.
  • Unique donors are determined using numerous criteria, including name, email address, credit card number, mailing address, and IP address.

We request you to be generous not only in donating but also in spreading words to your near and dear ones. To donate visit the below link:

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Thank you once again for your continued support.

With regards

Dear Donor,

Thank you for the support you provide to us continuously. We are happy to share with you the story of Jeyarani.

Jeyarani aged 49 is from a seashore village. Her husband used to doubt her always and beat her. Jeyarani had no children. She had no relatives to support her so she had to withstand her husband’s torture. One day her husband started beating her saying that she is not loyal to him and was very violent. Badly hurt Jeyarani was much upset and on the spurt of the moment thought that instead of living with this cruel man let her kill him. So she mixed poison in his food and gave him that food. He was killed. She was arrested for this and was imprisoned for 10 years.

New Life’s counselor met her in the prison and came to know about her. She narrated her story to the counselor and was sharing her worry about her future once she gets out of the prison. She is also feeling for her killing her husband. She was worried that once she gets out of the prison how she can run her life. She was counseled to undergo the livelihood training given by New Life.

New life conducted Candle making program in April 2012. The training included the curriculum of making candles of different sizes and shapes.  The trainees were introduced to the raw materials used, where to purchase the raw materials and market it. A hand on training was given to make candles.  She attended the training with utmost interest.  Jeyarani will be released soon and she says she will take up this as her livelihood option. She is confident of earning a minimum of Rs.100 per day. She is thankful to the donor who has sponsored her for the training and made her life secure and worthy living.

Lighting candles in the life of more women like Jeyarani is possible only through support from donors like you. Kindly spread words about what we do to your friends and relatives (you know them well) and support our work.

Thank you once again.

Poovammal is an inmate of the special prison for women in Trichy. Her husband’s name is Sudalai. Both are agricultural labourers. Poovammal got loan from the money lender. She is not able to pay the loan regularly. So the money lender came to their home and shouted at them using vulgar words. They got tensed and beat the money lender. He got severe injury and the police filed a case against both Poovammal and her husband Sudalai. They got punishment for 4 years. She completed her 3 years punishment.

It was in the prison, she met the counselor of New Life who visited the prisoners. She narrated her story to the counselor and was sharing her worry about her future once she gets out of the prison. She was counseled to undergo the livelihood training given by New Life.

New life conducted Sambrani (incense powder) stick making program. The training included the curriculum of making the incense powder sticks.  The trainees were introduced to the raw materials used, where to purchase the raw materials and market it. A hand on training was given to make the stick.  She attended the training with utmost interest.  Poovammal will be released in one year and she says she will take up this as her livelihood option.

A Candle making training was organized by New Life from 30th January 2012 to 4th February 2012 for inmates of the Special prison for Women in Trichirappalli district, Tamil Nadu. The programme was inaugurated by Ms. Jayabharathi, superintendent of Special prison for women, Trichirappalli. 29 young and interested inmates were selected and training was given to them.

The curriculum of the training includes motivating the inmates, raw materials to be used, method of melting the wax, inserting the thread, demonstration of making the candle, hands on training on making the candle, front and back end tie ups available.

After the release the trainees can earn Rs. 200/- per day if they start doing this income generation activity. All the trainees are happy since the training is easily learnable and requires fewer skills. They are also happy that the capital required is very less and that they can earn on their own and can be independent.

Mrs.Sowndaram is going to be released in the month of June 2012. She was much interested in this training. She was arrested for her brother’s daughter suicide. She is in the prison as a lifer. Her husband’s name is Pandiyan. He is no more. She has one son; she tried to marry her brother’s daughter (Priya) to her son. But she refused to marry him. Sowdaram got annoyed and scolded her using vulgar words. Priya could not bear the words and she committed suicide.

Priya’s mother gave complaint against Sowdaram on the basis that she is the reason for Priya’s suicide. In this case she got imprisonment as lifer.  Her son is married now and he is not even willing to see her.

It was in the prison, she met the counselor of New Life who visited the prisoners. She narrated her story to the counselor and was sharing her worry about her future once she gets out of the prison. She was counseled to undergo the livelihood training given by New Life.

New life conducted Candle making program. Sowdaram will be released soon and she says she will take up this as her livelihood option. She is confident of earning a minimum of Rs.150 per day.

Such confidence is made possible only through the support of donors like you. Kindly support the program by spreading words to your friends and relatives. The donations given on March 14th, 2012 will be matched by globalgiving up to 30% and your beloved organisation has a chance to get the grant up to $1000

Thank you once again for the support

A Sambrani (incense powder) making training was organized by New Life in the month of October 2011 to 24 inmates of Special prison for women in Trichirappalli district, Tamil Nadu. The programme was inaugurated by Ms. Jayabharathi, superintendent of Special prison for women, Trichirappalli. 24 young and interested inmates (Lifer) were selected and training was given to them.

The curriculum of the training includes motivating the inmates, raw materials to be used, ratio of the raw materials in the mixture, demonstration of making the sambrani, hands on training on making the sambrani and front and back end tie ups available.

After the release the trainees can earn Rs. 100/- per day if they start doing this income generation activity. All the trainees are happy since the training is easily learnable and requires fewer skills. They are also happy that the capital required is very less and that they can earn on their own and can be independent.

Mrs.Saroja is going to be released in the month of December 2011. She was much interested in this training. She was arrested for her husband’s murder. She was a home maker, and she was dependent on her husband. Her husband had an illegal affair with another lady. One day Saroja saw her husband with that lady and started fighting with him. During the fight, Saroja pushed her husband and he fell down on a stone, got injured and died. For this she got arrested and got punishment as a lifer. She does not have any one to support her. So she was afraid about her future. After getting this training she got confidence that she will earn Rs.100/- day by doing this business.

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Organization

New Life

Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli, India
http://www.newlifemfi.org

Project Leader

Beatrice Vanaja

Chief Administrative Officer
Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu India

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Map of Rehabilitate 370 Prisoners in Trichy, India