Rehabilitate 370 Prisoners in Trichy, India

by New Life
Sep 12, 2012

Thank you; You lit a candle in her life

Dear Donor,

Thank you for the support you provide to us continuously. We are happy to share with you the story of Jeyarani.

Jeyarani aged 49 is from a seashore village. Her husband used to doubt her always and beat her. Jeyarani had no children. She had no relatives to support her so she had to withstand her husband’s torture. One day her husband started beating her saying that she is not loyal to him and was very violent. Badly hurt Jeyarani was much upset and on the spurt of the moment thought that instead of living with this cruel man let her kill him. So she mixed poison in his food and gave him that food. He was killed. She was arrested for this and was imprisoned for 10 years.

New Life’s counselor met her in the prison and came to know about her. She narrated her story to the counselor and was sharing her worry about her future once she gets out of the prison. She is also feeling for her killing her husband. She was worried that once she gets out of the prison how she can run her life. She was counseled to undergo the livelihood training given by New Life.

New life conducted Candle making program in April 2012. The training included the curriculum of making candles of different sizes and shapes.  The trainees were introduced to the raw materials used, where to purchase the raw materials and market it. A hand on training was given to make candles.  She attended the training with utmost interest.  Jeyarani will be released soon and she says she will take up this as her livelihood option. She is confident of earning a minimum of Rs.100 per day. She is thankful to the donor who has sponsored her for the training and made her life secure and worthy living.

Lighting candles in the life of more women like Jeyarani is possible only through support from donors like you. Kindly spread words about what we do to your friends and relatives (you know them well) and support our work.

Thank you once again.


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New Life

Location: Somarasampettai, Trichirappalli - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Beatrice Vanaja
Chief Administrative Officer
Trichirappalli, Tamil Nadu India

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