Skills Training for 250 Tsunami-Affected Women

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The Centre for Women's Development and Rehabilitation will empower 250 tsunami-affected women by creating livelihood opportunities through vocational skills training and psychosocial counseling.

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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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

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



Organization Information

Center for Women's Development and Research

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
K. R. Renuka
Director, C.W.D.R
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India

Funded Project!

Thanks to 179 donors like you, a total of $49,510 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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