The work of the Rural Development project focuses on the development of two remote villages; one at Venganampalli at the Andhra Pradesh - Tamil Nadu border, and a second at Kastur in Karnataka. The villages, by virtue of their remote location, provide very little opportunities for the locals to earn a livelihood. To develop the communities and assist in income generating opportunities, CMCT has started a Haven of Hope Handicraft Centre at both villages. The local young adult girls and women gather each day, to be trained in beautiful cross-stitch handicrafts by skilled CMCT staff. Once proficient they are provided the opportunity of full time employment at the Handicraft Centre. A stipend during training and a salary once employed are paid to the women depending on the amount of work they complete each month. At Venganampalli a free crèche is also made available where children can be left when the women are at work. The women are also given a food allowance and free medical treatment at CMCT’s Bethany hospital - all of which serve to make available the means and avenues for self-sufficiency.
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Dr.Colleen.M.Redit : +91 9841034566
M.M.Philip : +91 9840075824
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