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  Project Name

 

Data Cards Proposal

  NGO

 

AID Chennai

  Category

 

microcredit

  District

 

Chennai

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 104000

 

  Year Approved

 

2005

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Madhavi Vuppalapati

 


 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

In a nutshell, the proposal is for developing a small handheld device called data cards. This will be used by self-help savings groups to enter data which otherwise is written in registers. Currently, since the amount of data is so much (almost 2 lakh entry pieces per month), all this data does not get entered into the computer and it is hard to keep track of all the data. These cards will be available later at a very low cost of Rs. 500/card (the trial cards will be given out for free in phase I). Monthly saving amounts, loans taken, interest etc will be entered into these data cards and it will be easy to transfer data from these cards to the computer with the USB port in the card itself.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

NA

 

  Goals

 

 

these cards can be used not only for savings groups, but a slight modification in the design will make it usable for keep track of health status of individuals (women and children, importantly) in the village, it can be used for library transaction records, for ration cards and much more. The project has two main phases: in the first phase 20 cards will be made and distributed and will be tested in the field. There will be a full time field coordinator and programmer who will help with technical issues. The budget is Rs. 1,04,000 for this phase. In the next phase 400 cards will be manufactured and the budget is Rs. 3,06,000.

 
 

  


 
 
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