Empowering Women. Affecting generations.

A RSWR project partner in India with the buried pots of panchakavya, a natural herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer made with milk, ghee (butter), cow urine, cow dung, and coconut fibers. Panchakavya is widely used in the type of small-scale, organic agriculture projects which RSWR supports.


Below are current or recently completed projects funded by RSWR.  Click on the name of the NGO below to learn more about each project. To see project reports and stories of beneficiaries, click on some of the older projects at the bottom of the table.


We ask that you prayerfully lift the work of these courageous individuals.  If you feel led to contribute to projects like these, you can make a donation.


Group Name

Date Approved


Grant Amount

 6 month report

 One year report

Beneficiary stories

Dr. Gordon Memorial Trust – updated 1-16  Spring 2015 Mirudanga (Indian drum) making, Tailoring, Clothing resale, Petty shops, Fancy jewelry $4,275  X X
 Sustainable Association for Implementation of Livelihood Spring 2015 Various food vending, Fancy items vending, Cloth and garment vending $3,750
 Children Watch Spring 2015 Charcoal making and fuel wood cutting $4,775
 Kalanjiam Trust Spring 2015 Organic agriculture, Vegetable vending, Milk value-added products $3,700
 Winner Youth Club Spring 2015 Door and floor mat production  $3,675
 Rural Organisation for Oppressed Folk Spring 2015 Tailoring, Ready-made clothes sales, Rice sales, Fancy goods sales $5,300
 Nalvalvu Trust Spring 2015 Coconut vending, Vegetable vending, Greens vending, Thatch and broom making $3,875
Grace Trust-updated 2-16  Fall 2014 Tailoring, Vegetable and fruit vending, Readymade clothes, Calf rearing, Ghee, butter and milk sales, Papadam (snack crackers) making $5,025  X  X X
Socio Economic and Educational Development Society – updated 3-16  Fall 2014 Poultry $4,375  X  X X
Selvi Women Education and Empowerment Trust-updated 1-16  Fall 2014 Refreshment stalls, Vegetable vending, Fruit vending, Sheep rearing, Jasmine cultivation $4,400 X  X  X
People’s Educational Awareness Service Trust-updated 3-16  Fall 2014 Coconuts and charcoal $4,200  X  X X
Association for Impoverished Rural Folk Trust-updated 1-16  Fall 2014 Candle making, Fish sales, Tailoring, Broom making, Petty shops, Palm leaf baskets $4,575 X X X
Society of Women Education Cultural and Health Awareness  Fall 2014 Dairy, Vegetable sales, Petty shops, Tailoring, Chicken shop $4,250
Sri Kamatchi Amman Women’s Welfare Association – updated 10-15  Fall 2014 Candles, Masala powder, Cleaning products, Tailoring, Petty shops, Vadam (rice crackers) and pickles, Flour grinding. $4,675 X
Development Association for Women – updated 10-15  Fall 2014 Mini tea stall, Mango sales, Grocery shop, Vegetable sales, Coconut sales $4,550 X
Aruna Trust – updated 1-16  Fall 2014 Thatch making, Coconut vending, Greens vending $4,025  X  X X
Society for Women Education and Economic Thrust-updated 5-16  Fall 2014 Rice grinding, Spices, chili powder, garlic & tamarind sales, Vegetable sales, Milk, eggs and chicken sales, Cooked food stall, Fish and dried fish, Petty shops, Rent cooking pots for large parties $3,950  X  X  X
Society for Rural Health and Development Project-updated 3-16  Fall 2014 Rice flour grinding, Vegetable vending, Tailoring, Petty Shops $4,050 X  X  X
Trust for Sustainable Resource Development – updated 3-16 Fall 2014 Organic horticulture and honeybee keeping $4,200  X  X
Marutham Trust-updated 3-16 Fall 2014 Organic horticulture and thatch making $4,600  X  X X
Vasantham Pengal Sangam – updated 8-15  Fall 2014 Vegetable vending, Home-based food shops, Petty Shops, Flower vending. $4,050  X X
Peoples Education and Community Empowerment – updated 3-16  Fall 2014 Toffee, Herbs, Medicinal Paste $4,175  X  X X
Makkal Thagaval Thodarbu Maiya Trust-updated 1-16 Fall 2014 Vegetable vending, Petty shops, Eco-friendly shops, Mushrooms. $3,675 X X
Woman Organisation for Rights and Developments Fall 2014 Banjara handicrafts $3,925
Bharathi Pengal Nala Sangam – updated 7-15 Spring 2014 Wet grinding, Weaving, Vegetable shops, Tailoring, Textile sales, “Fancy things” sales $4,525 X  X X
Rural Development Trust -updated 12-15 Spring 2014 Tailoring, Vegetable sales, Bananas and coconut retailing, Banana chips preparation, Tiffin center with fried chicken, Murukku (rice snacks), Broiler chickens, Textiles sales $4,625 X X X
Kurinji Rural Economic Awareness Trust Spring 2014 Organic agriculture, Goat rearing, Rice snack sales $5,375
The National People Trust Spring 2014 Dry fish vending, Idly (rice cakes) and dosa (rice & lentil pancakes), Coconuts and coconut products, Masala spice powder, Palm baskets $4,250
Saints World Human Education and Enrichment Trust – updated 10-15 Spring 2014  Turkish towels, Soap oil, Idly rice cakes  $4,125  X  X X
 Community Organization for Underprivileged in Rural Tamil Nadu  Spring 2014  Tea/snack stalls, Coconut sales, Vegetable vending, Fish vending, Rice grinding and sale, Fancy goods sales $4,475
 Community Organisation for Women-updated 9-15 Spring 2014  Coconut thatch, Coconut sales, Coconut oil, Coconut coir products, Paper products $4,175  X X X
Karunai Vizhigal Samooga Vizhippunarvu Sevai Trust-updated 2-16 Spring 2014  Thatch making, Fruit vending, Snack vending, Vegetable vending, Rice vending and Flour vending $4,100  X X X
 Nature and Environment Social Trust-updated 4-16 Spring 2014  Bananas and intercrops and Thatch making  $4,200 X  X X
 Surabi Trust – updated 7-15 Spring 2014  Jute bags, Tea shops, Flour grinding, Petty shops, Eatables sales  $4,450 X X X
Society for Social Service – updated 12-15 Spring 2014  Dairy $3,775 X  X X
 Social Mass Service Trust – updated 10-15 Spring 2014  Poultry, Petty shops, Coconut thatches $4,425  X X X
 Geethai Trust Spring 2014  Pappads (Snack crackers) production, Fruit Vending, Coconut sales, Tailoring $3,550
 Social Awareness and Female Education Development Society- updated 3-15  Fall 2013  Jasmine cultivation, Sheep rearing, Fruit & Vegetable vending, Refreshment stands $4,200  X X  X
 Success Trust – updated 5-15 Fall 2013  Organic farming and cow/calf rearing, Vegetable vending, Coconut thatch making $4,200  X  X  X
 Annai Women Welfare Trust – updated 3-15 Fall 2013  Flower garlands, Camphor, Snack shops, Crackers, Vegetable sales,   Flour grinding $4,075 X X
 Chellatthamman Mahalir Kootamaippu -updated 4-15  Fall 2013  Grocery shop, Organic vegetable growing, Vegetable vending, Tailoring, Fancy shop, Sheep rearing $3,950 X  X
 Snekithi Charitable Trust – updated 2-15  Fall 2013  Street vending of Fruits, Vegetables, Banana leaves and Coconuts  $,4075 X  X X
 New Era Trust Fall 2013  Organic Agriculture $4,100  X  X
 Children Watch – updated 3-15 Fall 2013  Brick making $4,000 X X  X
 Service for Women and Agriculture Development Trust Fall 2013  Organic agriculture $4,125 X
 Association for Rehabilitation of Rural Oppressed Women Trust – updated 6-15 Fall 2013  Vegetable vending, Palm leaf basket making, Sheep/goat rearing, Convenience shops, Textile sales  $4,025  X X
National Environmental Sustainable Agriculture and Medicinal Plant Conservation Trust – updated 11-15  Fall 2013  Vegetable vending, In-skirts production, Garment stitching, Idly (rice cakes) vending, Rice flour grinding  $4,000 X X
 Pasumai Ulagam Trust – updated 7-15 Fall 2013   Idly (rice cakes), Masala powder (spice mixture), Floor mats $4,025  X  X X
 Rural Woman’s Development Trust – updated 2-15 Fall 2013  Snack shops, Vegetable, fruit and flower vending, Convenience shops $4,450 X X X
 Jana Priya Seva Samithi – updated 9-15 Fall 2013  Incense, Coconut thatch, Vermicilli (noodles), Tailoring, Fuel wood, Chickens $3,975 X  X X
 Mother Therissa Kalamkari & Arya Work Seva Sangam – updated 11-14  Fall 2013  Sari painting, decorating and embroidery $3,925
Manitham Trust – Updated 5-15  Fall 2013 Bania doughnuts,  Vadai fritters, Flour grinding, Garment sales, Small shops $3,950  X  X  X
Gramma Valar Nirai Trust – updated 3-15 Fall 2013 Poultry keeping, Organic millet and gram cultivation, Cow/calf rearing $4,000 X X X



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