Trust Activities

Since its launch in January 2008, the Trust has assisted villagers in training, in facilitating income-generating projects and assisting in social improvement activities. Activities have included sewing & tailoring and soap making, as well as facilitating contracts and marketing links for the sale of the cotton shopping bags and soap products.

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HER Network - Health Awareness Project, Supi Village

  

Village Ways Charitable Trust collaborated with Ann Inc. to implement a pilot health project called HER Network from October 2014 to April 2016 at Supi village with the focus to empower women through health knowledge and link the village with adequate health amenities. Program activities directly impacted 900 women and 900 men through Health Awareness Workshops and Drives. 

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Supi Community Centre

  

The fruitful synergy between the Trust and locals has led to the establishment of the Supi Community Centre, following two years of hard work. The objective of the centre is to build capacities of women and youth. In the future, we hope to make this centre self-sustainable and to elevate the local handicraft to international markets. 

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Shopping Bags, Tailoring & Handicrafts

 

“The Village Bag” project was started to support the women of the villages. They bear almost all responsibility for meeting the basic needs of the family, yet are systematically denied the resources, information and freedom they need to fulfill this responsibility.



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Soap Making

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Thanks to initial enthusiasm from Penny Jewell, who has a small soap factory in Australia, the Trust has been encouraging soap production in the Binsar villages, focused on Kathdhara.

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Good Earth, The Houseboat

Houseboat photo  

The Village Ways Charitable Trust provided financial support to communities in the backwater villages of Kerala to enable them to construct a traditional Kettuvallam houseboat, which was launched in October 2011. This activity was to support the revival of traditional style of boat making in wood.

 

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Recipe Cards & Cookery Book

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The Village Ways Charitable Trust is in the process of gathering recipes collected from local villages where Village Ways and the Trust are operating. Our local recipes will be published in the form of a cookery book. 

 

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Processing waste cooking oil

Houseboat photo   

The Trust raised funds to purchase equipment (‘FuelPod2’) that enables waste cooking oil to be converted into a fuel to power the Goodearth houseboat. This is being managed by a women’s group (KGVS) from Chenganda. They will earn additional income and the processed fuel will be far less polluting than conventional diesel, thereby improving the local environment

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