Madurai - Comprehensive Covid Relief Fund for Women & Children | Milaap
Madurai - Comprehensive Covid Relief Fund for Women & Children
10%
Raised
Rs.100,500
of Rs.1,000,000
29 supporters
  • KS

    Created by

    Krishnan Subramanian
  • Dw

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Disadvantaged women Young girls Children

    from Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Project Thozhamai Pai / Friendhsip Bag

Stay at home is not an option. It is either a privilege or a cruel punishment.

Thousands of disadvantaged women in our city Madurai have to go out every day. They earn money in return for the smell of their sweat. If they don't go wash dishes, stitch dresses, carry bricks, bend, walk, or lift, they will not be able to feed their family.

Let us become their friends &
fill their empty bags with much-needed friendship.

No job.
These brave women run the city with their own hands and legs.
Don't they deserve a dignified choice to earn?

No skills.
The young girls in their families should have acquired skills to make a career.
Wouldn't they need an opportunity to acquire skills now?

No education.
They have surrendered the education & nutrition of their children to fate.   Shouldn't the little ones be going through age-appropriate learning?

This needs a multi-pronged approach, careful inclusive execution, and the support of many great hearts.

YellowBag Foundation has been working with vulnerable communities in Madurai for the last 6 years. We intend to implement the below plan in two communities to start with. (Visit www.theyellowbag.org or email vanakkam@theyellowbag.org for more details)

Our plan in one sentence is: "Small continuous action".

Our plan in detail is as below:
Immediate relief - Free groceries for women to ease everyday hunger 
Target 1000 families
  • Basic supplies for 2 weeks for a family of 4 (2adults+2 children) 
  • Rs.500 worth of grocery for families with PDS support 
  • Rs.1000 worth of grocery for families without PDS support
Education support - Home-based, community guided life-skills lessons  
Target 40 children
  • Well researched curriculum for age 6 to 12 
  • Supported by full-time mentors within the community 
  • Rs.600 per child/month towards implementation expenses 
Tailoring skills - Learn and earn from home 
Target 40 girls
  • Cloth bag making training 
  • Earn from the idle tailoring machines at home 
  • Rs.5000 per women for training and employment creation
How the funds will be used?
50% for Grocery
30% for education support
20% for tailoring skills

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