Skills Training for 250 Tsunami-Affected Women



The Centre for Women's Development and Rehabilitation will empower 250 tsunami-affected women by creating livelihood opportunities through vocational skills training and psychosocial counseling.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than 3,500 families in the 11 villages in which the Centre works were affected by the tsunami. Few rehabilitation efforts have addressed the long-term economic and psychological consequences of the disaster on women and children. There is no chance to resume fishing for the next 3 to 6 months so the burden of running the family falls on women. The project will provide rehabilitation services to 250 affected women.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will create alternative livelihood opportunities by providing vocational skill training for 250 women. We will also help them get loans to start their own business.

Potential Long Term Impact

250 women will earn higher income and children's education and health will improve. The perceptions and positions of women in the society will change. Value-added new economic activities will be introduced in the community.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $49,510

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $49,510 .  The original project funding goal was $86,210.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 180 donors like you, a total of $49,510 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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Project Leader

K. R. Renuka

Director, C.W.D.R
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India

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