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Year 2023

Year 2023


Project: Rainwater Tanks


Awarder amount: € 5,200

25 families with disabled children will receive a rainwater tank. This will make it possible to fight against
diseases due to improper water, by ensuring water for consumption, but also to irrigate small vegetable
gardens, while avoiding women from having to fetch water from distant sources. Drinking water is
scarce in this region due to storms and floods.


Project: Native seed enhancement


Awarded amount: € 5,600

The project concerns the reintroduction of traditional indigenous seeds. More resilient than marketed
seeds, they allow using natural fertilizers that respect the soil instead of chemical fertilizers that damage
it and are expensive. The project aims to finance the purchase of these traditional seeds and their
distribution to small farmers with training. The vegetables produced will be marketed in local organic
markets to avoid intermediaries who exploit their customers. The project will be complemented by the
distribution of goats, of local breed, to produce milk and natural fertilizer.


Project: Income Generating Activity


Awarded amount: € 5,500

3 income-generating activities will be developed to support 20 Covid widows: sheep and goat breeding, grocery stores and beauty care. Widows are often excluded from society and therefore from social


Project: Construction of toilets for disabled


Awarded amount: € 4,650

ARMDS runs a special school for children with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. The request
concerns the construction of a suitable toilet block, for a hundred children, to replace the toilets that are
no longer usable. The school already has a well and a solar pump.


Project: Hydroelectric generator

NGO: Bakachol Cooperative

Awarded amount: € 10,000

The request to eu can aid concerns the purchase of a hydroelectric generator for an amount of EUR
10,000 payable in two instalments of 5,000 EUR each, the first when placing the order to help cover the
advance payment and the second on delivery.

This project has been funded also thanks to the EU staff runners EKIDEN marathon 2022.


Project: Goat farming


Awarded amount: € 7,800

The request is for funding to raise goats for 90 women. Each woman will receive two female goats and
one male goat. These women will be accompanied (training, visits, veterinary) for breeding by the NGO.
This project will later extend to other women who will receive a part of the animals born. The manure
will be recovered for sale in response to high demand. The NGO is working with local authorities.


Project: Manufacture of ropes and mattresses with coconut fiber


Awarded amount: € 3,500

The project involves the purchase of machinery for the manufacture of ropes and mattresses from
coconut fibers for the benefit of 80 women in difficulty. Training is foreseen.


Project: Chicken farm


Awarded amount: € 3,450

Financing of a chicken farm for 30 Dalit women, mothers of children living in a home for poor rural
children. It will be an Indian species of black chickens, immune and resistant to local diseases, which
reduces antibiotics. Once the project is completed, the first beneficiaries will assist another 30 women.


Project: Brick making


Awarded amount 3,000 €

IRDRP requested funding to create a brick making unit which could be co-owned by the workers’
families. Those workers, according to the NGO, currently also work in brick making units but those are
privately owned and are abusing their rights and are taking financial advantage of the workers and their
families. To relieve one family of 6 members (Mother, Father, Son, Daughter in law, Daughters) from
bondedness in Brick units and help repay the debt 3,000 EUR are required.
On request, the applicant stated that the required amount is considered as revolving fund; he will start
investing again and again and liberating many tribes. Therefore, he will not ask for additional grants.

Year 2022



Project: Organic vegetable farming

Funding Awarded: 3.500 €

The NGO AHIMSA (Association for Human Integrated Massive Social Action) was seeking funds to finance the cultivation of organic vegetables in help of 36 poor women. After a training, seeds will be distributed, and the plants will be regularly irrigated. Beneficiaries will decide how to use the revenues at each monthly meeting.



Project: Beekeeping

Funding Awarded: 5.000 €

The Social Education and Environmental Development Scheme (SEEDS) was looking for funds to increase the incomes of 150 tribal women in ten villages through a professional beekeeping scheme. To this end, they will receive beehives but also appropriate training as they currently harvest wild honey in a dangerous way in the forest. The NGO has carried out a preliminary feasibility and opportunities study.



Project: Solar panels for a school

Funding Awarded: 8.000 €

The project consists in the installation of solar panels in a school in a village in Tamil Nadu, populated by Dalit and tribal people. This facility would solve the problems of power supply, which is affected by frequent power cuts. The current power supply is also insufficient for the use of computers. The installation, including a storage battery, would allow to invest in the school the sums thus saved for the consumption of electricity. It would also serve as a model for other schools in the district.



Project: Micro credit

Funding Awarded: 6.800 €

The NGO EDUCATR (Education Communication and Development Trust) wants to fund the revival of small street businesses that had to stop following the COVID pandemic. This project will benefit 48 women who need small amounts of money to restart their street sales by buying products first. They live in a municipality that includes 12 slums and 8 rural villages. A training is also foreseen.



Project: India -Training and craft production

Funding Awarded: 5.600 €

The NGO OCD (Organisation for Community Development) wanted to finance three income-generating activities for a group of women, who carry on alone their families, in sectors other than seasonal fishing. These sectors include clothing, shellfish crafts and traditional food. After training, each of the 45 beneficiaries will receive funding to launch one of the three activities.



Project: Concrete Cement Blocks Manufacturing Unit

Funding Awarded: 6.700 €

The project involves the manufacturing of cement blocks. 30 poor landless women will be selected – 20 women will form a Self-Help group and will be permanently involved in cement block making, while 10 women will be kept on the waiting list in case someone leaves the project due to unavoidable circumstances. Currently the women work only approximately 4 months a year as agricultural labour and do not have regular income for the rest of the year. The women who will join the cement block unit, will be fully involved, and will not have to do the seasonal agricultural jobs anymore.


NGO: Smile-Trust

Project: Construction of a children’s home

Funding Awarded: 7.600 €

The Indian NGO Smile Trust has asked to finance the construction of a home for vulnerable children, specifically a one-story building, the ground floor building having been funded by the NGO Children Are the Future (CAF) which visits them every year. It is about giving these children a safe environment in which to study that meets their educational and health needs in a family atmosphere.



Project: Solar panels

Funding Awarded: 5.700 €

The Belgian NGO Belgian Overseas Support has asked to finance the installation of solar panels in a center for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, in a mountain town near the Syrian border. They should provide electricity for all 312 students. Proper heating is also planned due to the harsh winter. In case refugees are repatriated later, the equipment will be handed over to the local public school. A possible impact of the financing of international institution being not realistic, the Committee expresses its agreement in funding this project with exclusion of heating and fuel costs.


NGO: Mercy Trust

Project: Upgrade of Community School- Pakistan

Funding Awarded: 3.800 €

The proposed project aims at upgrading the Rimsha Masih Community School. The request concerns the electricity by installing solar system, the provision of furniture and of safe drinking water to the children by installing solar powered borehole. It is Committee’s opinion – seen the lack of available funds – that only the solar system and the borehole can be funded as more urgent than the furniture.