A Sambrani (incense powder) making training was organized by New Life in the month of October 2011 to 24 inmates of Special prison for women in Trichirappalli district, Tamil Nadu. The programme was inaugurated by Ms. Jayabharathi, superintendent of Special prison for women, Trichirappalli. 24 young and interested inmates (Lifer) were selected and training was given to them.
The curriculum of the training includes motivating the inmates, raw materials to be used, ratio of the raw materials in the mixture, demonstration of making the sambrani, hands on training on making the sambrani and front and back end tie ups available.
After the release the trainees can earn Rs. 100/- per day if they start doing this income generation activity. All the trainees are happy since the training is easily learnable and requires fewer skills. They are also happy that the capital required is very less and that they can earn on their own and can be independent.
Mrs.Saroja is going to be released in the month of December 2011. She was much interested in this training. She was arrested for her husband’s murder. She was a home maker, and she was dependent on her husband. Her husband had an illegal affair with another lady. One day Saroja saw her husband with that lady and started fighting with him. During the fight, Saroja pushed her husband and he fell down on a stone, got injured and died. For this she got arrested and got punishment as a lifer. She does not have any one to support her. So she was afraid about her future. After getting this training she got confidence that she will earn Rs.100/- day by doing this business.