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

 Society for Enlightenment and Empowerment Fall 2015  Fruit and vegetable vending
Small grocery shops
Fish vending
 Social Welfare Education Economic Trust Fall 2015  Fish & dry fish vending, Hot cereal carts $4,725
 Sharon Society of Pondicherry-updated-8-16 Fall 2015  Door and floor mat production $4,125  X  X
 Social Integrated Rural Development Society Fall 2015  Dairy $4,025
 Adarsha Women Development Society Fall 2015  Tailoring and sari cloth vending $4,525
 Rural Organization for Action and Development  Fall 2015  Coconut vending, Palm fruits vending, Palm sugar candy, Flower vending $3,700
 Time Organization – updated July 2016  Fall 2015  Various vending activities  $4,200 X X
 Pasumai Ulagam Trust Fall 2015  Mat weaving, Millets food carts, Vegetable vending $4,000
 Sri Hari Association for Rural Programmes Fall 2015  Tailoring, Petty shops, Vegetable sales, Cloth vending  $3,825
 Rural Organisation for Social Emancipation Trust  Fall 2015  Charcoal preparation and sales, Vegetable retail shop, Dry fish preparation and sales, Small snacks outlet  $4,150
 Bharathi Pengal Nala Samgam Fall 2015  Rice/wheat grinding, Handloom weaving, Vegetable shops, Tailoring, Textiles vending, Fancy things vending  $4,275
 Dr. Gordon Memorial Trust-updated-7-16 Spring 2015  Mirudanga (Indian drum) making, Tailoring, Clothing resale, Petty shops, Fancy jewelry $4,275 X X  X
 Sustainable Association for Implementation of Livelihood Spring 2015  Various food vending, Fancy items vending, Cloth and garment vending  $3,750
 Children Watch-updated 12-16 Spring 2015  Charcoal making and fuel wood cutting $4,775  X  X X
 Kalanjiam Trust – updated 7-16 Spring 2015  Organic agriculture, Vegetable vending, Milk value-added products $3,700 X X
 Winner Youth Club – updated 5-16 Spring 2015  Door and floor mat production $3,675  X X
Rural Organisation for Oppressed Folk-updated-8-16 Spring 2015  Tailoring, Ready-made clothes sales, Rice sales, Fancy goods sales  $5,300 X X
 Nalvalvu Trust-updated-8-16 Spring 2015  Coconut vending, Vegetable vending, Greens vending, Thatch and broom making  $3,875  X X
 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 5-16 Fall 2014  Vegetable vending, Home-based food shops, Petty Shops, Flower vending. $4,050  X 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 5-16 Fall 2014  Vegetable vending, Petty shops, Eco-friendly shops, Mushrooms. $3,675  X 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 October 2015 Spring 2014  Turkish towels, Soap oil, Idly rice cakes $4,125 X X X
 Community Organization for Underprivileged in Rural Tamilnadu 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 Thrust – updated 7-15 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 – updated June 2016 Spring 2014 Pappads (Snack crackers) production, Fruit Vending, Coconut sales, Tailoring $3,550 X X X


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