SUPPORTED BY ; TRICKLE-UP INDIA
Location: 20 villages in Sinapali Block.
The Sustainable Livelihood Project supported by Trickle-Up india is being implemented in 20 villages of Sinapali Block by covering 350 beneficiaries/stakeholders. 2010-11 is the 1st year of the implenetaion of the project and it will continue up-to 2012-13. During the 1st year of implementation the project staffs were recruted and trained on the objective of the project. The staffs were oriented on the issue of conceptual clarity and livelihood aspects. After orientation the staffs moved from village to village and conducted PRA exercise to identify the poorest of the poor household from the villages. Later on the staffs moved household to household and conducted STUDY at the house hold level by using PAT( Poverty Assesment Tools) to finalised the beneficiaries list. This process was too difficult task for the staffs. It takes minimum 2 months of time to finalised the list. Before finalising the list the staffs conducted numbers of meeting by involving the senior citizen, PRI members and other influential leaders to bring confidence among all that the beneficiaries selected are genuine and no any biosness is there.
After finalisation of the beneficiaries list the beneficiaries were motivated to form one SHGs each by taking 10 or more members from a village. During the process we could able to formed 27 SHGs by covering 350 beneficiaries the details of the SHGs status is given below. Till date this 27 SHGs has saved an amount Rs.80,530/-. The SHGs are conducting meeting weekly once and collecting their saving as well loan amount in regular basis. The details of the beneficiaries selected, activities under taken and amount released is given below. During the process we could able to identify the beneficiaries in 3 types of activities i.e. agriculture, goatery and Small trade. In Agricultre activities we could able to identify 116 beneficiaries , in goatery activities we could able to identify 229 beneficiaries and in small business trade we could able to identify 05 beneficiaries. Till date we could able to released @Rs.7000/- each out of Rs.11280/- each.
|Sl.No.||Name of the G.P.||Village Covered||Agriculture||Goatery||Small trade||Total beneficiaries||Assisted Amount|
Main thrust area of our project is improved livelihood status of 350 beneficiaries by adopting different Income Generating Activities. Among numbers of Income Generating activities we have selected 3 types
of IGA looking at the Physibility and viability of the area. The main focus area of our project is to develop agriculture in the project area. In this trade we have selected 116 beneficiaries from 20 villages and assisted @Rs.7000/- (out of Rs.11,280/-) in 1st install ment to run the agriculture activities. It was seen that most of the beneficiaries adopted 3-4 varieties of crops during Rabi & Kahrif period. A sum of Rs. 812,000/- was released to implement the Agriculture activities. During Rabi most priority was given for Tommato, Brinjal, ladies finger & onion etc. It was seen that most of the farmers earn an additional income of Rs.4000/-(net) each by investing Rs.7000/-. To sustain this activities we had organised 12nos. of training programme by covering 116 beneficiaries in 2 phases on Rabi 7 kharif cropping, insect and pest management, application of fertilisers and pesticides etc.
As most of the beneficiaries are land less so our 2nd priorities was promoting the goat rearing activities. During the project period we have assisted 229 beneficiaries for goat rearing activities. The beneficiaries
itself made the goat shed and purchased 3 female goat each for the purpose. As it is long term activities the farmers/beneficiaries yet to get benefit from it. As this activities is prone to epidemic and mortality is very high in comparison to others activities we had organised two phases of training on goat reaing for 229 beneficiaries.
Some of the beneficiaries has some ideas on petty business and they have interest to take this Income Genrating Activities for their sustainable livelihood. Looking at the physibility and viability of the activities we have promoted petty business for 5 beneficiaries from 5 villages. It is seen that most of the beneficiaries kept the daily needs materials and the petty business are running well. The beneficiaries are getting 15% of benefits from sailling of the materials. The beneficiaries are trained and follwed-up in regular basis to strengthen their activties.