Help 1033 poorest salt worker families in India

by FACE (Federation of Associations for Community Empowerment)
$615 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Salt worker is a pathetic and neglected livelihood group surviving in the coast of India with extreme poverty situation. It is an effort of socio economic support to households of poorest of poor


Salt worker community is one of the most disadvantaged communities in the country. (The Bay of Bengal Report of Govt.of India accepts that “salt workers are poorest of the poor in India”.. They live in extreme poverty situation because they are voiceless, powerless and resource poor. They work in saltpans of very hot sunlight, no prper road, no street lights, no water or sanitation facility.


Skill training and other support for socio economic development, collectivization and advocacy for leveraging state and other resources, activities to improve working and living condition together will solve the problem

Long-Term Impact

The salt worker community collectively could have become powerful and leveraged state resources, enhanced their capacity, significantly increased their household income and working and living condition developed.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


website of FACE
article on salt workers
an article of BBC about FACE and salt workers
a page in idealist website

Organization Information

FACE (Federation of Associations for Community Empowerment)

Location: Nagappattinam dt, Tamilnadu - India
Website: http:/​/​
FACE	(Federation of Associations for Community Empowerment)
Project Leader:
Ravi Chandiran
Nagappattinam district, Tamilnadu India

Funded Project!

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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