Project Manipur Women

Project Brief:
Project Type: Community Based Interventions (description)
Primary Focus: vocational training (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Zurich
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Kirtimalini Gadre Bhattacharya
Project Partner(s): Raj Jeba Durai .N
Other Contacts: Biju Borbaruah
Project Address: , c/o G.Radhapyari & Lata Devi,Kwakeithel Laishram Leikai,,Imphal, Manipur,
MANIPUR  795001
Tel: +91(0)3852230227, 09856164548
Stewarding Chapter: Zurich
Jul 2007ZurichUSD 1555
Jun 2007ToledoUSD 75

Total = $1630

Manipur is suffering from following problems.

1.Insurgency, The terrorist activities are at large in whole Manipur.

2.Drug consumption is increasing every day-

3.HIV cases are on increase.

4.Corruption has become intolerable in all spheres of life, especially in government departments.

5. Military operation and terrorist activities are taking heavy toll of life,

All these are causing decrease of male population and imbalance of proportion in male and female population. On the other hand these lead to heavy burden on female population. Women have to shoulder the responsibility of bringing up children, educating them and earn for upkeep of the whole family. The male population is either absconding or eliminated. Many of them lead a life of under ground activities. So, special scheme of development women population has become necessary.

Manipur women are active and they know the craft of spinning and weaving of silk cotton and woolen fabric. They also are experts in marketing of their products. Manipur is the only state where women have exclusive market (Manila Marketing Center). The daily market of Nupi Keithel has population of more than 2000 sales women selling their own products.

The problem is their illiteracy, which cause weakness in marketing skill. Our own Leikai (mohalla) Kwakeithel Laishram Leikai has a population of 500 women engaged in marketing of their product. Out of them 150 are illiterate.

The budget asked for this project was Rs.1,71,400/- for two years, to run educational centre for the women. This project was approved in Asha Guntur conference and the money will be used from the Asha General Funds under 2K scheme.

Funds to be sent under 2K scheme: Rs.71,200/-

Working for women's empowerment

The NGO proposes to run literacy classes for women, day and evening. At the first step the project will be for 2 years. The literacy classes will be combined with upgrading the vocational skill of the women and adding value to their product.

We are a voluntary Organization registered under Cooperative Society act of Manipur Registration No.171 of 2001.

We have been working for vocational education and employment generation of 21 workingwomen of our state for the last 10 years. Our experience demands taking up literacy programme for working and nonworking women, our state being a problem state situated on the international border we not able to generate local fund.
Latha: 09856164548 (Project Partner)
Radha: 03852230227 (Project Partner)
Biju Assam : 09435198562, 03624287364 (India Steward)
Jeba Durai :9840340244, 044-42112404 (India Steward)
Vishwa Herle: +41(0)76 456 93 92 (Zurich Steward)