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HANDLOOM WEAVING TRAINING & EVENING STUDIES PROGRAMME

HANDLOOM WEAVING TRAINING & EVENING STUDIES PROGRAMME

Name of the project: HANDLOOM WEAVING TRAINING & EVENING STUDIES PROGRAMME FOR RURAL POOR MARGINALIZED WOMEN

Donor Agency:

People for Progress in India (PPI),

P. O. Box 51231, Seattle,

WA 98115-1231.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

 Project Duration: From 02-12-2008 to 01-12-2009 (1 year)

Main Aim of the project:

To eradicate extreme poverty among the rural poor marginalized women weavers through providing an income generation source through handloom weaving and selling of handloom production. (MDG # 1)

Brief project description:

This one year project provide handloom weaving training for 30 poor women in Rangapuram village, Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh.  The trainees include 11 widows, 3 divorcees, 3 separated, 8 extremely poor, 5 adolescent orphans.  After training, the women working under a master weaver to produce and market products such as sarees, shirting clothes, bath mats, etc.,  50% of the income will be kept as seed money to train new women on a self-sustaining basis. During evenings these women are participating in evening studies to improve their educational status.

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