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Requesting support for poverty eradication programs in Kerala, India

Do you know of a Community Group, Youth Group, Church Group or NGO who would like to partner with this organization to help fulfill their mandate?

There are several funding sources within this blog that can assist with such collaborations.  The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund is one (blogged yesterday); also the Starbucks Foundation may support a youth led project in partnership with the Trust.  And hey!  The Stars in Global Health (Deadline: September 5, 2012 3:00 p.m. EDT  Initial grant $100,000, Scale -Up Grant $1 Mil.) program enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop their bold idea with big impact to improve global health conditions.  Sounds like a match made in Heaven!

Some of the poverty eradication programs provided by the Trust include:

Micro Finance – The scheme of micro-credit has been found as an effective instrument for uplifting the poor above the level of poverty by providing them self employment opportunities and making them credit worthy. We have the power to lend money for income generating activities to individuals, self-help groups and other organizations for the purpose of poverty alleviation.

Women Empowerment: We are taking number of awareness programmes on different important topics and issues. We are organizing several study classes and workshops against HIV, awareness against abortion, suicide attempt, dowry system, torturing, importance of self hygienic, epidemic, environmental pollution and importance of women in social works.

Skill Development Training: The District level SGSY Committee approved the Flory Trust as a Rural Employment Training Agency,  as the rural development training institute         conducting various skill development training programs (Dairy Farming, Vegetable Cultivation, Fashion Designing, Beautician course, Tailoring and Machine embroidery, Catering, Live Stock Farming, Mushroom Cultivation, Saree Designing and Embroidery, book binding, jewellery design etc.,) for more than 5000 women from rural area with the help of SGSY.

Agriculture Nursery:  The Trust started a nursery to produce quality plant materials and seedlings at Kuzhalmannam. Trust formed 100 Flory Clubs with the participation of rural people and farmers. The members of Flory Clubs were trained and financed for the agro based self employment programs.  The Society Organized study classes on Flory culture, Medicinal plant cultivation ,Vegetable cultivation, Banana cultivation, quality flower, seeds and  marketing with co-operation of  Grama Panchayath, Commercial banks and Agricultural Dept.

Please check out the work of the Flory & Agricultural Trust and consider partnering with them for a win-win-win project!