More than 3,500 families in the 11 villages in which the Centre works were affected by the tsunami. Few rehabilitation efforts have addressed the long-term economic and psychological consequences of the disaster on women and children. There is no chance to resume fishing for the next 3 to 6 months so the burden of running the family falls on women. The project will provide rehabilitation services to 250 affected women.
The project will create alternative livelihood opportunities by providing vocational skill training for 250 women. We will also help them get loans to start their own business.
250 women will earn higher income and children's education and health will improve. The perceptions and positions of women in the society will change. Value-added new economic activities will be introduced in the community.