Greener environment through women's empowerment

By Raviprakash Shrivastava

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About us

Vikalp is a non-profit, organisation registered under the B.P.T Act 1950, working in the sector of Health, Education and Livelihood. It operates in Mumbai and Gujarat. The organisation works towards socio-economic upliftment of the underprivileged population. It provides vocational training to women and youth, imparts non formal education to the children and also provides medical assistance to the underprivileged.


Core Problem 

Status of women in Indian economy

  • 1. The participation of Indian women in the workforce fell 10% in the past decade as India recorded the           lowest female labour force participation rate.
  • 2. There is an urgent need to create more jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to promote women            empowerment thereby making them economically independent as female labour force participation          (FLFP) rate in India has fallen significantly by 10% during the last decade,
  • 3. Though there was a spurt in the number of working women in India during 2000-2005, increasing from      34% to 37%, the female labour force participation rate has reduced continuously thereafter and                    reached 27% in 2014, the study said citing World Bank data, of the period when India's economy was          experiencing unprecedented growth.
  • 4. There are certain primary reasons for low participation of women in the labour force like lack of access        to higher education among women, dearth of opportunities to work. Even lack of flexibility in                       working conditions tends to dissuade women from joining the labour force as they turn to their                domestic duties. 


Environmental Issues 

  • 1. Every year, around 500 billion (500,000,000,000) plastic bags are used worldwide. So many that over        one million bags are being used every minute and they're damaging our environment. India's plastics        consumption is one of the highest in the world.
  • 2. World consumption of paper has grown 400% in the last 40 years. Now nearly 4 billion trees or 35% of       the total trees  cut around the world are used in paper industries on every continent.


Solutions 

Recycling one ton of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one metric ton of carbon equivalent (MTCE).

 

What?

Main Idea behind this project is to create livelihood opportunities for women belonging to the low income communities by providing them skill training on paper bag making.  We wish to produce all the paper bags made from recycled papers instead of fresh papers. We also aim to provide an alternative to the plastic bag users, so the large number of bags made from plastics and fresh papers will reduce.

Where?

Mandala, Surrounded by Deonar Dumping ground (Asia’s biggest dumping ground), Mankhurd, Mumbai.


Key objectives of the project:

  • 1. Building a self-sustainable project.
  • 2. Provide livelihood opportunity to 50 underprivileged women in 2017-18 by providing them skill training       on paper bag making.
  • 3. Women should at-least earn their minimum wages as prescribed by the Government of Maharashtra.
  • 4. Producing around 7 lakhs paper bags in 2017-18 made from recycled paper.
  • 5. Forming self-help groups for the involved women.
  • 6. Reducing Water consumption and saving trees, also reducing unnecessary transportation by avoiding         usage of fresh paper.
  • 7. Reducing plastic bags from the society by providing paper bags made from recycled papers and                   newspapers.
  • 8. Profits will be utilized to provide educational support to the underprivileged children.
  • 9. Medical assistance would also be provided to the needy people from the profits.  
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    •                                                                                                                       Budget

Training Programme For 15 Days

Stipend

Trainees

50

15 Days (2 Batches 4 Hours each)

50 Per Day

37,500

Trainer

1

15 Days

1000

15,000

Rent

Training centre

1

12 Months

10,000

1,20,000

Training Kit

News Papers

150 Kg

15 Days

Rs. 8 Per KG

1,200

Glue

15 Bottles

15 Days

Rs.125 each

1,875

Scissors

25

15 Days

50

1,250

(Cutter)

Hammers (Small size)

5

15 Days

50

250

Lash

3 Kg

15 Days

200

600

Hole Punch

5

Long term

200

1,000

Scales - steel

20

Long term

90

1,800

Rivets

1 Bags (5000 Pcs)


300

300

Self-sustainable Budget

 

Designation

Numbers

Months

Amount per month

Total Amount

Manpower

Programme Manager

1

12 Months

25,000

3,00,000

Marketing Executive

1

12 Months

20,000

2,40,000

Community Mobiliser

2

12 Months

15,000

3,60,000

Rent

Workshops

1

12 Months

10,000

1,20,000

Material 

Paper

5000 Sheets

12 Months

10

50,000

Rivets

4 Packets

12 Months

1,200

1,200

Lash

4 Kg

12 Months

1,200

1,200

Glue

10 Ltrs

12 Months

10,000

5,000

Printing cost

10000

12 Months

10,000

10,000

Cutting cost

10000

12 Months

10,000

10,000

Transportation

Material transportation

5

12 Months

5,000

3,00,000

Individual

4

12 Months

500

24,000

Total

INR. 16,02,175

 

Rewards and updates to the donors

1
Thank you card (through email)
2
Tax exemption certificate U/s 80G of IncomeTax Act 1961 (Through email)
3
Project updates (Through email)
4
Fund utilization summary (Through email)
5
Invitation to visit the project  during the implementation phase

Campaign Details


About Campaigner
RS
Raviprakash Shrivastava
 
About Beneficiary
VF
Vikalp Foundation

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