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  NGO Name

Mercy Trust

  Year Established

1997

  Primary Contact

Ms. Jaya Karuppayee

  Address

50, Muniyandi kovil Street,

 

S.Alangulam

  District

Madurai

  State

Tamil Nadu

  PIN

625017

  Email

mercy_jaya@rediffmail.com

  Phone 1

(0452) 2523766

  Phone 2

None

  Fax

None

     

  NGO Work

 

  Category

Empowerment/Human Rights of Sex Workers

  Website

www.

  Annual Budget

NA

  FCRA clearance?

Yes

 

 

         

  NGO Visit Information

  Contact Info.

Not visited yet

 
 
   

  NGO - Chapter / Coordinator

  Number of chapters or coords coordinating this ngo

  1

 

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  Projects List

Amount Funded

  +  mercy trust: livelihood gen/rehab for se..

$ 2600

 
 

 Total 

$ 2600

 

 

 

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  NGO Goals

 

 

This NGO works primarily with sex-workers in and around Madurai. The primary goals are
* Develop awareness regarding STDs, HIV, AIDS among sex-workers, truck drivers, auto drivers etc.
* Human rights for sex-wokers including right to form unions
* Provide alternative means of livelihood for sex-workers who are out of business or are health impaired

  Achievements

 

* Good grass roots contact with ~ 500 sex workers in Madurai through intervention projects so far.

* The NGO has received funding from TNSAC (Tamil Nadu AIDS Control Society) for intervention and awareness generation projects

* They have successfully started a small waste cotton packaging project for a group of 20 sex workers

  Summary

 

The project supported by AID-PennState was to provide seed money to start a small waste cotton packaging project with a group of 20 sex workers.

The project was started in January 2005 and has been running successfully since then.

 
 
 

  

 
 

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