Dec 19, 2018

Rebuilding Dreams

Distribution of beds and cots
Distribution of beds and cots

Kerala is fast recovering from the great devastation inflicted by nature in the recent floods across the state. Don Bosco Veedu Society is proud to have played a key role in building back many lives across the state  through us and our sister cocerns by way of providing emergency helps in relief camps, cleaning houses, helping to rebuild houses, providing emergency medical care, getting furnitures for hundreds who lost the same.

Working together is success. The resilience of the prople of Kerala together with all the pooled resources has contributed to relieving the impact of the tragedy to a level that people could take in. It is indeed the helps that we recieved that has made us to reach our hands to more people in need of help.

The road ahead is still rocky and thorny. There are miles to journey in order to get back all the lost pride of Kerala. It is many small drops that make the ocean. We are sure that the concern of many people of our 'Global Village' expressed through 'Global Giving' will indeed make more prople walk with pride

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Dec 19, 2018

Christmas is Time for New Clothes

CRIB is  ready
CRIB is ready

It is Christmas time again and we are celebrating it on 22-12-2018 together with all our staff and children. Christmas is always a time of gifts and presents and our children are also expecting the same. Indeed we are planning to make this year's Christmas a special day  for our kids. We are seeing expectant faces everyday awaiting for the big day of celebration. New set of dresses for all our chidlren - this dream of all of us an dour chidlren has come true with your kind interventions. 

This year's celebration is special as we have more chidlren and more staff for the event. Children have already finfished buildign a beutiful crib and they have been getting ready for the celebraion with lots of practises for the cultural event they are hosting.

A big THANK YOU to everyone for making this year's Christmas so special! Wish you all bright days ahead!

Oct 4, 2018

DB KEEN Naturals- An Empowerment Model

Process Flow Chart- DB KEEN Naturals
Process Flow Chart- DB KEEN Naturals

DON BOSCO KEEN Naturals

The Don Bosco KEEN Naturals (DB KEEN Naturals) was established in 2018, August with the mission of making Food Processing training conducted as part of the Entrepreneurship Development Program of the KEEN project to a better future for 10 of grassroots food processors (Producers). The KEEN Naturals is an autonomous society consists of the producers as top level management and Trivandrum Don Bosco Veedu Society as a partner in networking with the market. The KEEN natural’s programmes and activities seek to strengthen the functioning of producers by providing them financial assistance and technical expertise in food production, sales and marketing and thereby increasing the incomes of the producers

Don Bosco KEEN naturals having an outlet at Don Bosco Veedu which is at the city centre of Manacaud, Trivandrum Central. The KEEN Naturals used to have exhibitions of natural products during the festival season. In the month of August (Dates: 21, 22, 23) a stall was arranged at the putharikandam maithanam in Trivandrum durring the onam season.

KEEN Naturals team decided to go with the exhibitions at Putharikandom Maithanam, a place having an open auditorium with events such as circus, textile expo, government exhibition etc. The expo’s at the Putharikandom is a target place where we could find more lovers for 100 percent natural products.

The producers affiliated with DB KEEN naturals were provided with Rs. 4000 as the matching grant for starting up the food processing unit by Don Bosco Veedu society on behalf of the KEEN initiative. The producers were supported with designing the labels and arranged attractive packaging for the natural’s products.

Role and Responsibilities of the stake holders in DB KEEN Naturals

Producers

o   Producers are responsible for the procurement of raw materials and its processing

o   The food items processed, packed and labeled by the producer/manufacturer

o   Ensuring the timely supply of the food products to the DB KEEN naturals

DB KEEN Naturals

o   Financial assistance to the producers in terms of matching grants

o   Desigining of attractive labels for the products produced by the producers

o   Marketing of the products produced by the affiliated producers in DB KEEN naturals

o   Finding the appropriate market place for the selling of the natural products produced by the producers

o   Collabrating with government trade fairs for setting-up the stalls durring the festive season

o   To conduct the feedback/ progress meeting with the producers

o   Division of profit earned by the DB KEEN Naturals to its producers

DB KEEN Naturals earned a gross profit of 20,000 rupees from its sales. The gross profit is being shared among its producers. Your noble support and contributions made us to create an impact in the livelihood of these marginalized women from the slum.

Products Available in the outlets of  KEEN Natural
Products Available in the outlets of KEEN Natural
Producers affiliated with DB KEEN Naturals
Producers affiliated with DB KEEN Naturals
Various products of DB KEEN Naturals
Various products of DB KEEN Naturals
Women selling products - putharikandam Trade fair
Women selling products - putharikandam Trade fair
 
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