Treatment for Destitute Women





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Project Description

Region: South-East Asia

Country: India

Location: Kolkata, India

Total Budget: $35,500

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Basic education and literacy, Economic and community development

In Kolkata, India, there is an immediate need for caring for a large number of women who are abused, neglected, mentally challenged, and many who have lost their homes and sometimes wandering around in the streets of Kolkata. A local Rotary Club of Ballygunge (District 3291) has proposed a solution to help these women in despair. This Host Rotary has requested the international sponsor to initiate a Global Grant to help these women to provide a safe shelter, stabilize mental and physical health, provide needed treatment by qualified medical doctors/nurses and execute a rehabilitation training program for about 50 women per year. In the shelter, the women will be trained in activities that include organic farming & composting, handicrafts, quilting and sewing, to generate a sense of self-confidence and skills that will eventually give them an opportunity to earn a living and become a productive member of society.

To this goal, the Host Rotary will be establishing the safe shelter and offer rehabilitation and training programs. The club members will help set-up the shelter, supervise and monitor progress and activities. Host Rotary also proposes that the project funds be used for acute care, long term rehabilitation and vocational training and for ongoing medical camps with primary and psychiatric care as required.

The duration of this specific project will be one year from the date the Global Grant is approved and funds received. The established shelter, after completion of the Global Grant with all the training and other programs mentioned above, will continue to operate under the directions of a selected local NGO who is experienced in this field to ensure continued sustenance of the program. The NGO will continue to run the all the programs and maintaining the shelter at their own expense.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3291

Rotary Club of: Ballygunge

Primary Contact: Bhomra Chatterji

Email: bhomrachatterji@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Del Mar-Solana Beach

Primary Contact: Herbert Liberman

Email: heliberman@comcast.net

Project Status

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Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Ballygunge (3291)





Del Mar-Solana Beach (5340)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Venky Venkatesh

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Venky Venkatesh

A Global Grant Number was assigned as GG-2092949 by the Rotary Foundation


by Janice Kurth

DDF from D5340 was approved at the District Foundation Committee meeting today.

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