G-2039

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, Community economic 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: Herb Liberman

Email: heliberman@comcast.net

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Ballygunge (3291)

8-Jun-19

$1,500

$0

$1,500

Del Mar-Solana Beach (5340)

8-Jun-19

$9,500

$9,500

$19,000

Del Mar-Solana Beach (5340)

6-Mar-21

$5,500

$0

$5,500

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

-

$9,500

$9,500

Total

$35,500

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

8-Jun-19

by Venky Venkatesh

System Entry: Creation of project page.

1-Aug-19

by Venky Venkatesh

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

5-Aug-19

by Janice Kurth

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

16-Nov-19

by Venky Venkatesh

The Global Grant 2092949 was reviewed by TRF and had many questions. We are currently updating the grant to respond to the TRF questions and will be submitting soon as soon as all the authorizations are complete. Awaiting the last authorization from Host District DRFC Anirudh Roy Chowdhury

2-Mar-20

by Venky Venkatesh

Jennifer Berg of TRF had more clarifying questions and Bhomra Chattarji of Host Rotary has responded to all questions comprehensively. The TRF responded that the Grant is submitted for Grant Board for review. Hopefully the Grant will be approved soon.

5-Mar-20

by Venky Venkatesh

Our global Grant GG-2092949 was approved by TRF and will be able to start the project soon in Kolkutta, India as soon as all the payments are remitted to TRF. Congrats to all in the Ballygange Host Rotary and in our International Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary for all your efforts.

16-Jul-20

by Venky Venkatesh

This Global Grant GG-2092949 was fully approved on May 3, 2020 by TRF, but unpaid. The Ballygange Host Rotary are eager to start the project as soon as funds are received.

2-Aug-20

by Venky Venkatesh

TRF remitted Grant funds during last week of July 2020 and funds received by Host Rotary of Ballygunge. Currently preparing to start the Project.

16-Aug-20

by Venky Venkatesh

The Ballygunge Host Rotary received grant funds in July 2020 and currently making arrangements to establish a Training Center and concurrently begin recruiting 15 Homeless Destitute Women for treatment and training.

16-Aug-20

by Venky Venkatesh

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

22-Oct-20

by Venky Venkatesh

The Host Rotary club of Ballygange is currently trying to select candidates for the program and also establishing the training center. However, because of the Covid-19 restrictions, currently no progress has been made.

6-Mar-21

by Venky Venkatesh

The Host Rotary is currently in the process of training the destitute women for gainful employment

6-Mar-21

by Venky Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $1,511 by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

6-Mar-21

by Venky Venkatesh

System Entry: Pledge of $5,500 by Venky Venkatesh of the Rotary Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach, District 5340.

6-Mar-21

by Venky Venkatesh

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

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