Support 5000 women out of sexual & economic abuse

 
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Support 5000 women out of sexual & economic abuse

Support 5000 women out of sexual & economic abuse
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Women coming together in support of each other

Women coming together in support of each other
The project has maintained and invested in the development of 30 women leaders, all of whom have benefited from on going training and awareness building of domestic violence, human rights, and leadership skills. A further 200 women have benefited in training at grass root level on how to build and maintain Self Help Groups, the Panchayat Raj (village government system) and how to climb out of poverty. (view small | med | large | orig)

Manisha Tokale - A driving force for women's right

Manisha Tokale - A driving force for women's right
Manisha Tokale is the secretary and driving force behind SPMM, Karuna Trust’s project partner delivering this project. Manisha’s basic nature of raising a voice against any sort of injustice from an early age gained added volume when she perfected her public speaking skills through the college debating society. Manisha Tokale is now one of Maharashtra’s most influential and vocal advocates of women’s rights and Dalit rights. (view small | med | large | orig)

Chandrakala Shinde is now part of the village lead

Chandrakala Shinde is now part of the village lead
Chandrakala Shinde is a mother of four and wife of a farm labourer. As a former sub-caste Hindu, Chandrakala was previously completely excluded from any involvement in village social activities. She would never go to local festivals and felt afraid to talk to others in the village for fear of reprisal. Confined to her home, she held deep rooted superstitions and had poor self esteem. Through the project, Chandrakala has attended training programmes on women’s and Dalit rights, the legal system, domestic violence and gender equality. As a result she now sits on the village leadership committee and is one of the project’s thirty Community Leaders. (view small | med | large | orig)

Alka Masukale invests in Flour Mill with your supp

Alka Masukale invests in Flour Mill with your supp
We purchased machinery for milling flour with support from the women’s group. Buying the machinery for the mill was a big investment, but we had a lot of help from the group. We paid 40,000 rupees for the machinery, which was part paid by a loan from the group of 20,000 rupees. We are now receiving an income of 3,000 rupees a month and because the loan interest was so low, we have already paid back half of the 20,000 rupees. It would not have been possible for me to do this otherwise because the money lenders’ rates are so high. Thank fully there are no longer any of these money lenders operating in our village.” (view small | med | large | orig)

Rahibai - goats through a loan from her Self Help

Rahibai - goats through a loan from her  Self Help
Rahibai Sasane is in a women’s self-help savings group. She has received training in bookkeeping, government schemes, and gained confidence to participate in the male/high-caste dominated village council. She used to earn her living by migrating to harvest sugar-cane. However, by taking small loans from the group she has been able to purchase a herd of goats, which her husband tends the goats during the day, whilst she also makes brooms and baskets to sell (view small | med | large | orig)

Rahibai with the other members of her Self Help Gr

Rahibai with the other members of her Self Help Gr
Rahibai has also banded together with friends in the self-help group and persuaded the local government to allow them to cultivate some government-owned wasteland outside the village. ‘I would never have dared to try to do that alone!’ she says. (view small | med | large | orig)

Women's empowerment meeting

Women's empowerment meeting
Through empowerment and training meetings Rahibai has also become more aware about the importance of education. She sent her two sons to school, but her daughter didn’t get an education as Rahibai kept her at home, which she says she now regrets. “But”, she says, her face brightening, “at least I know that my granddaughter is receiving a good education and so can live a good life”. (view small | med | large | orig)

A training and empowerment session for Dalit women

A training and empowerment session for Dalit women
Photo from Progress Report 'Dealing with violence against women - update' (view small | med | large | orig)

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Thanks to 142 donors like you, a total of $10,433 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Karuna Trust

London, England, United Kingdom
http://www.karuna.org/

Project Leader

Steven Murdoch

Staff Member
London, England United Kingdom

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