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Better World Shelter For Women With Disabilities

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Since the #COVID #Outbreak in India and the complete shutdown, the residents of the Shelter for Women with Disabilities learnt a new skill - making fabric masks - for non medical frontline workers in the Chennai Corporation and Government Hospitals. It was their way of responding to the #Coronavirus crisis.






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What is a "Better World"? A world without barriers - both physically and challenging the human spirit. A Better World is a World for ALL.

Our core beliefs are that an inclusive, accepting and opportunity-giving world is a better world. We strive to provide the same at our Shelter for Women with Disabilities.

Situated in Chennai and catering to around 60 women with disabilities at a time, we have been providing a safe space for young women with a range of disabilities from extremely disadvantaged situations coming from all over Tamilnadu. Our aim is to enable them to live independently, to contribute to society and to make a family for themselves.

Our women live with all kinds of disabilities - locomotor, speech and hearing impairment, visual impairment, burns, mental health, and multiple disabilities among others.




The following are our requirements for now and approx cost details of them:

  1. CCTV Cameras - 1 lakh - money raised and installed
  2. Compound Wall for Shelter - 7 lakhs - money raised and built

  1. 10 Disabled- friendly Toilets - Rs 7 lakhs - Not yet raised
  2. Mask Making Centre - 15 lakhs - Not yet raised

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Quotation for a Curved Stair-Lift for Shelter
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29th September 2020
We bought a new desktop computer for the Shelter for our women to use for doing their work - emails, searching for information etc. The desktop is also used for doing the Shelter management. Our old computer is almost 8 years old and very slow. A replacement was very much necessary. 

Thank you for your support! 
We bought a new desktop computer for the Shelter for our women to use for doing their work - emails, searching for information etc. The desktop is also used for doing the Shelter management. Our old computer is almost 8 years old and very slow. A replacement was very much necessary. 

Thank you for your support! 
26th August 2020
Hi All,

Since the COVID 19 Pandemic started, all our women at the Shelter have been staying indoors. Since public transport is not available many of the women are unable to resume work though lockdown measures are being lifted in stages. So several of the women at the Shelter have begun to make fabric masks/face covers.

They have been distributing this to the Corporation conservancy workers. Some masks are also able to sell among known friends. This is a small income for women. We are purchasing a good sewing machine which is easy to operate by the women with locomotor disability. This Bernette Sewing Machine has a start/stop button and hand-operated speed control, so they need not use the pedal for speed control.

Please continue to support. Thank you.
Hi All,

Since the COVID 19 Pandemic started, all our women at the Shelter have been staying indoors. Since public transport is not available many of the women are unable to resume work though lockdown measures are being lifted in stages. So several of the women at the Shelter have begun to make fabric masks/face covers.

They have been distributing this to the Corporation conservancy workers. Some masks are also able to sell among known friends. This is a small income for women. We are purchasing a good sewing machine which is easy to operate by the women with locomotor disability. This Bernette Sewing Machine has a start/stop button and hand-operated speed control, so they need not use the pedal for speed control.

Please continue to support. Thank you.
2nd June 2020
Dear Supporters & Well-wishers,

Here's a quick update on the fund utilization so far

1. A compound wall was built around the perimeter of the Shelter. This is necessary for the security of the women inside the home. This cost around 7 lakhs from the fundraiser.

2. CCTV cameras were installed throughout the exterior of the shelter, near the gate/entrances, and in the main corridor. This is a security feature that was essential for women residents.

Also, our shelter residents have started making fabric masks during the #Lockdown. We're in need of a completely disabled friendly workspace, with retro-fitted sewing machines (for use by women with a locomotor disability), and accessible and comfortable work stations that are height adjusted and individually tailored to suit each woman's need. Besides we need seed money for the fabric and accessories to make masks.

In addition to this the flooring, electrical wiring, fire safety, and carpentry needs to be done to make the sewing unit fully adapted and functional.

We thank you all for your love and support so far. Please continue to support our cause and share the campaign.

Thank You
Dear Supporters & Well-wishers,

Here's a quick update on the fund utilization so far

1. A compound wall was built around the perimeter of the Shelter. This is necessary for the security of the women inside the home. This cost around 7 lakhs from the fundraiser.

2. CCTV cameras were installed throughout the exterior of the shelter, near the gate/entrances, and in the main corridor. This is a security feature that was essential for women residents.

Also, our shelter residents have started making fabric masks during the #Lockdown. We're in need of a completely disabled friendly workspace, with retro-fitted sewing machines (for use by women with a locomotor disability), and accessible and comfortable work stations that are height adjusted and individually tailored to suit each woman's need. Besides we need seed money for the fabric and accessories to make masks.

In addition to this the flooring, electrical wiring, fire safety, and carpentry needs to be done to make the sewing unit fully adapted and functional.

We thank you all for your love and support so far. Please continue to support our cause and share the campaign.

Thank You

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Rs.970,476 raised

Goal: Rs.3,000,000

Beneficiary: Dorcas Research... info_outline
Only INR donations accepted
80G tax benefits for INR donations

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