Livelihood of 500 Poor Dalit women headed families

$88 $74,912
Raised Remaining


The project proposes to supply Goats for 500 women headed poor dalit families. Each women would be supplied with 2 pairs of goats @ US$ 150 for the livelihood promotion of their families.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Women headed families of our rural area are suffering for regular income to eakout a living. Since these women have to earn for food, education, health and other needs for their children, parents and in-laws all the beneficiary women are agricultural daily wage earners who could earn in an average of US $1 at the most in a day. This meager wage is absolutely insufficient to meet their needs. There fore an additional income is necessitated to give minimum calories of food for their dependents

How will this project solve this problem?

By providing Goats to the excluded women, each of them will be earning at least US$ 320 per year. This earning would be spent on providing food for the family members, educating their children and for medical expenses. They, could buy more goats.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will provide additional income for 500 families which would be resulting in higher education, improved health status and sustainable income for the families through stable living without migration.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $88

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 $88 .  The original project funding goal was $75,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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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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Panchayatraj Movement

Pudukotlai District, Tamil Nadu, India

Project Leader

M. Jeevanantham

Pudukottai, Tamilnadu India

Where is this project located?

Map of Livelihood of 500 Poor Dalit women headed families