This is a project that is very close to our heart and we want to ensure this brings about a sense of ownership and pride among our Adivasis as well as ofcourse a healthy income on a monthly basis. We have laid a foundation and need your help to get the ball rolling. The funds raised here will be primarily used for operational costs for the first three months which includes:
1. Monthly stipends and training expenses for 38 Adivasi Men and Women spread across 3 avenues:
a.) Herbal Health & Beauty products group
b.) Bamboo & Straw Artisans
c.) Lantana furniture group
|HERBAL HEALTH GROUP||BAMBOO & STRAW ARTISANS||LANTANA GROUP|
|Sannamma||K R Pura||Suresha||Anemala|
2. Marketing expenses : Research, Setting up own portal, Content generation, Tie ups & logistics
We are hoping to get the first phase of the project started by the 1st week of July and looking forward to raise the necessary funds by then.
We all would be ever so grateful for every contribution and you can be sure that will go a long way in the betterment of the lives of our Adivasis. So request you to be as generous as possible. Together, we can empower them and fulfill their hope of a better tomorrow.
Betta Kurubas & Jenu Kurubas
Pipal Tree team
PIPAL TREE :
The vision of Pipal Tree is a society where social and environmental justice are realised in a just and equitable manner.
The mission of Pipal Tree is to promote community values, gender sensitivity, human rights, participatory democracy, sustainable development and climate justice from the perspective of the poor and excluded.
AREAS OF WORK
The main areas of work of Pipal Tree are:
- Promoting sustainable livelihood initiatives among adivasi and farming communities
- Developing leadership among adivasi women and small and marginal farmers.
- Promoting local food systems with an emphasis on dry land food crops like millets.
- Ensuring access to quality education for adivasi children.
- Motivating cultural and religious traditions to be socially and ecologically engaged.
- Working with university students and professors to create an awareness of sustainable development practices.
The target groups of Pipal Tree include adivasi women and children, adivasi community leaders, adivasi residential schools and small and marginal farmers in H.D.Kote (Mysore District).