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  project name ~ Prabartak Samgha Destitute Home

category ~ Livelihood Generation




  Project Name


Prabartak Samgha Destitute Home



PSN (Prabartak Seva Niketan)



Livelihood Generation






West Bengal

  Budget Approved


$ 2500


  Year Approved







1   2   3  

  Chapter Coordinators


Komudi Singh







- Empowerment of handicapped and destitute women, Sewing unit at Prabartak Sangha Destitute Home.





Prabartak Sangha Destitute Home, founded in 1943 by a well known freedom fighter Sri Motilal Roy, is a residential centre for mentally and physically handicapped and destitute women. The centre also aims at imparting vocational training to its residents to make them self-sufficient and independent. Specifically, the home focusses on training its residents in weaving, knitting, sewing and embroidery in order to produce marketable goods like sarees, napkins, carpets, bedsheets etc. Currently 18 hearing impaired girls are being trained by an instructor in these activities.

AID columbus supported this initiative by Prabartak Samgha Destitute Home by providing financial assistence to establish the necessary infrastructure and hardware. 18 hearing impaired women are being trained currently.





Currently, 18 hearing impaired women are being trained in looming and have produced sarees, carpets and bedsheets. Two of them have the aptitude of semi-skilled artisans and can operate the looms independently.





The goal of this project is to establish a means for financial sustainability and independence for destitute and handicapped women resident in the Prabartak Home. This can be achieved by imparting non-formal vocational training for the women in activities like sewing, knitting, weaving etc so that they are well trained to independently produce good quality marketable products like carpets, sarees. This would help provide a new direction to their lives and help them be confident and financially independent. The first step in this is to establish the necessary infrastructure and hardware with some instructors for training the women. To this end, AID columbus funded, partly, purchasing of the Knitting machine and Sewing machines.



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