Secure livelihood of a family by gifting agricultural or an artisan tool kit, INR 3000

Janakalyan has an agriculture initiative that is dedicated to the upliftment of farmers across the state of Karnataka. They have been working to provide appropriate agricultural or artisan tool kits to farmers in ten flood- affected villages of North Karnataka.

The Basics

The idea was conceived after the Sindhanur floods where they decided that they would provide the villagers appropriate equipment which in turn would help them do their jobs more efficiently. For instance they provide an iron box to a washer-man or a pair of sickles to a daily-wage worker. With the right equipment, these people work more efficiently. The goal of this benefit is to ensure a steady source of income for these families without having to depend on others for financial support.

How It Works

• Members of the staff personally visit the village.
• They interact with the families, and village representatives to assess the prospective beneficiaries based on skill and occupation.
• Based on the information gathered, families best suited to receive the toolkit are identified and short-listed.
• Families that are selected are given a token and asked to collect their tool kits on designated dates.
• Meanwhile, the administrative staff at Aapna Janakalyan buys the tool kits and prepares them for distribution.
• The packages are brought to the villages on the designated days and distributed to families that were issued the token.

The distribution of the kits is directly dependent on the funds being mobilized from various sources including Give India. So each contribution no matter how big or small goes a long way to help the farmers of North Karnataka. Although percentage rise in their levels of income has not been estimated, based on their occupation or skill, they are capable of generating Rs. 150- 300 per day.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Agriculture / blacksmith / carpenter / dhobi / mason / tailor - tool kits 2500.00
Admin cost for identifying beneficiaries, purchase and transport items from town to villages 500.00
Unit Price 3000
Total 3000
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Yankamma is a widow of Mr. Sanna Dyavanna of Hedaginal village of Sindhanur taluk in Raichur district. She has a son and a daughter to take care of while has no source of income than washing clothes and ironing for others. Her only son is mentally retarded and lived in a hut which was washed away in recent flood along with all belongings. Thus she is in hand to mouth situation and fully dependent on doll-ration.
As part of livelihood restoration project of Janakalyan, volunteers identified her as a critical beneficiary and provided an iron box with a wooden table, a bucket and detergent powders. Though, she was not able to earn as much as she was earning in normal days but can manage her small family without depending on doll-ration provided by government / philanthropic agencies.
Yankamma as well as many others have become self-reliant immediately in the aftermath of flood by the intervention of volunteers of Janakalyan. Artisans like tailor, blacksmith, carpenter, barber, mason, washer-man and wage-earners and farmers have secured their livelihood through this unique intervention.

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