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  NGO Name

Action in Disabilities India

  Year Established

1992

  Primary Contact

Mr. Peter Raj

  Address

9. Rice Shop Street

 

Sathankulam

  District

Tuticorin

  State

Tamil Nadu

  PIN

628704

  Email

ttn_aidindia@sancharnet.in

  Phone 1

91-4639-267519

  Phone 2

-

  Fax

91-4639-266703

     

  NGO Work

 

  Category

Microcredit

  Website

http://www.interconnection.org/aidindia

  Annual Budget

$2100

  FCRA clearance?

Yes

 

 

         

  NGO Visit Information

  Contact Info.

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  NGO - Chapter / Coordinator

  Number of chapters or coords coordinating this ngo

  1

 

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  +  Duke / Vijay Srinivasan
   

  Projects List

Amount Funded

  +  Microcredit loans

$ 2100

 
 

 Total 

$ 2100

 

 

 

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  NGO Goals

 

 

Action in Disabilities India (AID India) has been running self-help micro-credit groups for the less privileged women of Sathankulam in the Tuticorin district in Tamil Nadu. The microcredit scheme, called Grama Vasantham is base on the highly successful Grameen bank model. The primary coordinator of the group Mr. Peter Raj has undergone training in running microcredit groups from the successful Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. The Grama Vasantham prog more...

  Achievements

 

With the loans provided by Grama Vasantham the women are able to earn an additional Rs.50 every day. The Gandhinagar centers we are supporting have grown from 45 to 60 members in the last oneyear. They have 10 women who are trained and are in charge of the wholesale marketing. The total number of beneficiaries in Grama Vasantham has also grown from 1300 in June 2002 to 3300 in April 2003. Grama V more...

  Summary

 

The project proposal requested seed capital for providing small loans to 45 women from the Gandhinagar village. The women would use the loans as initial investment to setup basket-weaving shops, providing income generation opportunities. The loan requested was Rs. 2000 each for 45 women (Rs. 90,000) and Rs. 10,000 towards training costs.

 
 
 

  

 
 

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