Rehabilitate 370 Prisoners in Trichy, India

Jun 14, 2012

An alternate livelihood

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.


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New Life

Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli, India

Project Leader

Beatrice Vanaja

Chief Administrative Officer
Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu India

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