Name of the project: ERADICATION OF EXTREME POVERTY AND HUNGER AMONG POOREST TEEN-AGE GIRLS WHO LOST THEIR FATHERS”(MDG # 1)
The United Nations Women’s Guild of Vienna,(UNWG),
Vienna International Center, Room F-1036,
P.O.Box. 400, A-1400, Vienna,
Duration: From 30-10-2009 to 29-10-2010 (1 year)
Main Aims of the project:
1) To provide self-employment scheme of “Bamboos Baskets weaving” to the poorest teen-age girls so that they can support themselves as well as their families and thus eradicate their poverty.
(MDG # 1)
2) To improve the living standards of the poorest teen-age girls in all respects which may help them
50 teen-age girls of 5 villages were formed as 5 Self-Help Groups (SHGs) @ 10 women in each group. One of the volunteer from our organization who known the subject of bamboo Products making conducted training to these 50 girls for a period of 1 month. The training focused on new designs, latest models, patterns and new developments in the basket weaving, Bamboo dust pans, bamboo grates. After completion of training we have distributed the following materials to these 5 Self Help Groups (50 girls); Bamboo sticks, Different types of knives big and small and sharpeners and cutters, various colours, brushes and other necessary tools. Then these 5 SHGs girls collectively involved in all stages of bamboo products on group system. The bamboo products viz., bamboo baskets, Bamboo dust pans, bamboo grates, bamboo bins, etc., The prepared bamboo products will be sold on retail and wholesale basis, which method gives highest remuneration to the group members. There is good demand for bamboo products. It is easy to sell the same. These poor girls will become self-sufficient with their improved earnings.