On this background AFARM is planning to use its experience in meeting the immediate needs of the people and help them prepare for short and long term rehabilitation.
Objective of Campaign : -
- Meet immediate food, temporary shelter, clothes and hygiene needs of flood affected households in western Maharashtra.
- The funds will be used to meet immediate food, temporary shelter, clothes and hygiene needs of flood affected households in western Maharashtra from gender perspectives. The beneficiaries will be 6000 households mostly belonging to lower social strata, small and marginal farmers, landless and women headed households. Out of total beneficiaries, 4500 will be from Palus & Walva block of Sangli district and 1500 households from Shirol block in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra State.
- Kit of Relief Material comprising of following material will be distributed to beneficiaries.
|Sl.No||Details of Relief Material|
|i||Dry ration for a family of 5 for a period of 15 days. Ration kit comprising 22.50 Kg of wheat or Rice + 11.250 kg dal+ edible oil two packets +salt + Masala + 15 kg onions and potatoes each|
|ii||Tarpaulin sheets of 18 ft x 30 ft + one Ground sheet of 12 ft x 18|
|iii||Toilet soaps, hand wash, hair oil bottle of 100 gms per family|
|Iv||Under garments for men and women of different size 3 pairs each + 3 towels per family|
|V||Sanitary pads for women and girls|
|vi||Three (3) blankets per family|
|vi||Oral Rehydration tablets (O.R.S ( 21.8MG) 6 PACKET per family|
|viii||Two plastic buckets and two mugs for water storage, bath,|
|Cost of Relief Material per family will be Rs.7563.00|
1) Institutional Funding Organisations/ CSRs
2) AFARM’s Own Fund
3) Crowd Funding
- Project will be implemented over a period of two months. While first fifteen days will be for food (grains) distribution, followed by helping people to access their houses and helping them get government short and long term support for the rest of the period.
Brief about implementing partner
AFARM has been operational in the state of Maharashtra since its inception in 1969 mainly engaged in promoting and strengthening natural resource based livelihoods amongst small and marginal land holders, landless and women focusing on their economic empowerment through various interventions. It has worked actively in planning and executing drought mitigation programs and creating sustainable livelihoods amongst them from available local natural resources.
The Vision statement of AFARM is ‘To act as a platform for civil society organisations to promote sustainable and equitable development and Mission statement is Build the capacity of Civil Society Organizations through Action Research, Advocacy, Field Level Implementation Support and Consultancy Efforts to expedite effective development of poor at grassroots and at policy level.
Some of expertise and working areas of AFARM are:
Training and Capacity Building of Govt. & Non Govt. Stakeholders on program planning & implementation with special reference to Rural Livelihoods promotion, sustainable agriculture, watershed development, community development
Networking and Advocacy Initiatives: for pro poor policies & promoting rights of poor and marginalized around natural resource management and improving legitimate access and control over natural resources (forests, land, water).
Rural Livelihoods Promotion : To promote Agri-business models and Promotion of producer organizations to link small and marginal farmers to Input dealers, financial Institutions, resource agencies& market aggregators for fair prices for agri products
Natural Resource Management: Development of land water and forest resources to create food security and sustainable use of resources
Disaster Risk Reduction and disaster management: Training, Capacity building and execution of relief and rehabilitation of affected people.
Research & Documentation Services: To government, non-government organizations & Corporate Foundations in the areas of NRM and rural livelihoods.
Brief on similar experience:
AFARM have worked actively in extending relief and rehabilitation support to September 1993 Marathwada (Maharashtra) earthquake and January 2001 Kutch Gujarat earthquake, July 2005 Maharashtra floods and Konkan landslide affected areas. While providing immediate relief and temporary shelters AFARM helped natural disaster affected communities to rebuild their farms and related economies to stand at their own. Also disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction are also areas of interest and have conducted number of such trainings in the disaster hit areas in the past.