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Micro-credits for women

LOCATION

Raichur (Karnataka)

TARGET POPULATION

Women over 18 years, Dalits or untouchables.

SECTOR OF ACTIVITY

Social and economic development of communities.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

In the villages of Raichur, most adults work as laborers in agriculture for 5 months. The rest of the year this industry does not create any jobs; therefore, families have to emigrate or survive for months in precarious conditions.

Additional social problems within this area in India is the existence of Devadasis women (temple prostitutes), an ancient tradition that obligates girls from the lower castes to meet the village men’s sexual needs. They are delivered at an early age to the temple for subsequent prostitution.

With this project, itwillbe.org offers micro-credits to women so they can buy cattle or even open small shops in the village to achieve some stable income during the months in which it is not possible to work in agriculture.

2016 Investment 2016 13.500 €

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