Asha Trust - Education and Self-Reliance for Farmer

Project Brief: Scholarships for children affected by the suicides of the farmers in the Nizamabad area.
Project Type: Special Needs (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Hyderabad
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Giridhar Kolanupaka
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts: Ravi Kiran Kandikonda
Project Address: , Ghanpur (M),Machareddy Mandal,Nizamabad,
Tel: 9849157773
Stewarding Chapter: Hyderabad
May 2007DallasUSD 1302
Mar 2007ToledoUSD 124

Total = $1426

The increasing pressure of globalization is pushing tens of thousands of farming families in rural India into the brink of extinction. Struggling with unpredictable monsoons, straining to keep pace with relentless competition, unable to pay back borrowed money and going deeper into debt, more than one-hundred thousand farmers have committed suicide. This project is an effort to reach out to the children and widows of affected families and facilitate a turnaround from suicide to self-reliance.
(i) Following up on the education of the children in the suicide affected families
(ii) Improving the facilities in the village schools where these children go
(iii) Offering Self reliance training programs especially for widows and young girls
(iv) Payment of debts of the widows through the local banks
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