Helpline for Women: Project Specific Corpus Fund

by Ruchika Social Service Organisation
Oct 26, 2006

Update on Ruchika's work, we need your support now!

After the broadcast of the “PBS New Heroes” in 2005-2006, you helped Ruchika raise $120,675 for the Ruchika Platform schools. These schools are funded for multiple years now. Thank you for caring and even more so, acting.

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Ruchika is collecting contributions for the our “Helpline Program”. This provides a 24 x 7 telephone hotline, rescue, counseling, short-stay-shelter, nutrition, rehabilitation, and repatriation for women in distress. The State Govt. of Orissa conceived this program with Ruchika and provided funding for several years, but is not able fund this program anymore. We are seeking funds to continue this project for another 3 years. Thank you for your continued support.

  • susan babb
    susan babb I saw the PBS show and was very moved by it, but have not known how to follow up. This is a strong reassurance for me that this is a vital, direct help for women in trouble--not some bureaucratic money vacuum.Thanks.
    • 10 years ago
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  • sabkuch
    sabkuch It is surprising that such large scale operations of the Helpline Project can be managed with such meagre funds as indicated in the total project need ! Either the beneficiaries are given very subsistence level services or the people who work in the project are managing with a very low remuneration to secure their... Read more »
    • 10 years ago
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  • anoop
    anoop Good points. Salaries at Ruchika are low in absolute terms, but are at (or above) the market. Salary structure is available in the annual report at Ruchika enjoys a great employee retention rate, with several employees who are above 15 years in tenure. The organization believes strongly in employee... Read more »
    • 10 years ago
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Ruchika Social Service Organisation

Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Inderjit Khurana
Bhubaneswar, Orissa India

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