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 Activities Grant Amount  6 month report


One year report


Beneficiary Stories


Nellorepet Sri Narayani Women Self Help Society – updated January 2018 Spring 2017  Vegetable vending, Mini-canteen, Milk vending, Tailoring, Sale of drinking water, Petty shops, Coconut leaf weaving, Saree business, Hair buying and selling, Xeroxing services, Milk animals $4,625  X X
Winner Trust – updated February 2018 Spring 2017  Cloth and ready-made clothing sales $3,900 X X
National Women Development Trust Spring 2017  Murrukku (crunchy rice snack), Vegetables, Women’s garments $4,475
 Rural Educational and Economic Development Trust Spring 2017  Cashew nut vending, Flower vending, Organic horticulture $4,800
 Rural Education and Association for Social Development  Spring 2017  Vegetable vending, Petty shops, Flower vending  $4,525
Rural Women Development Trust – updated February 2018  Spring 2017  Coir rope making  $4,300 X X
 Children Watch Spring 2017  Charcoal making and fuel wood cutting $5,225
 Women’s Organization for Rural Development and Training Spring 2017  Banana leaf sales, Dry fish vending, Tea stalls, Palm leaf baskets, Vegetable vending $4,725
 Vanathy Women’s Development Trust Spring 2017  Snacks preparation and sales, Textile sales, Sheep rearing, Coconut sales, Petty shops, Dairy $4,825
 Dhalit Blessing Charitable Trust  Spring 2017  Herbal products, Vegetable vending, Fruit vending, Pickles and jams  $4,575
 Rural Organisation for Oppressed Folk Spring 2017  Flower, fruit, vegetable, or milk vending, Tailoring and ready-made textile sales $5,500
Kalanjiam Trust Spring 2017  Vegetable farming, vegetable vending, milk value-added product vending $4,350
Society for Women Education and Economic Thrust – updated March 2018 Fall 2016  Vegetable vending, Rice flour vending, Tailoring, Petty shops, Flower vending $4,600 X X X
 Society for Women Empowerment Fall 2016 Dairy cows $4,475
Vasantham Pengal Sangam – updated March 2018 Fall 2016  Thatch making, Cover sheets, Coir rope, Flower vending $4,475 X  X X
Rural Action for Social Empowerment Trust Fall 2016  Paper covers and bags, Coconut vending, Ironing cart, Flour grinding, Broom making $4,075
Marutham Trust Fall 2016 Candy sales, Tailoring, Cooked food sales, Vegetable vending, Fish vending $4,700
 Grama Reconstruction and Extensive Action Trust Fall 2016  Cooked food sales, Petty shops, Tea shops, Fruit vending $4,100
 Social Welfare Empowerment and Education Trust Fall 2016  Petty shops, Vegetable vending, Tailoring, Goat rearing, Masala powder preparation $5,450
 People’s Educational Awareness Service Trust-updated 8-17 Fall 2016  Flower vending, Fruit vending, Bamboo basket making, Thatch making, Tailoring $4,700 X  X
 Rural Woman’s Development Trust-updated 7-17 Fall 2016   Cotton hand glove sewing  $5,050 X X
 Grace Trust Fall 2016  Tailoring and embroidery, Vegetable and fruit vending, Readymade clothes sales, Ghee, butter and milk sales, Papadam (snack crackers) making $5,500
  People’s Action Service Society Fall 2016 Pottery products, Banana fiber rope making, Banana vending, Banana leaf vending $4,475
 Aruna Trust – updated 9-17 Spring 2016  Vending of milk value-added products  $4,000 X X X
 Karunai Vizhigal Samooga Vizhippunarvu Sevai Trust Spring 2016   Thatch making, Flower weaving, Rice vending, Idly, dosa and aappam vending, Vegetable vending, Fruit vending, Petty shops, Rice grinding $4,900
 Rural Women Development Organisation – updated 4-17 Spring 2016  10 Income-generating projects chosen by the women themselves $4,550 X
 Multipurpose Association for Rural Upliftment Technology and Human Integrity-updated 9-17 Spring 2016  Mini snack stalls, Vegetable vending, Ironing carts, Tailoring   $3,875 X X X
 Society for Rural Health and Development Project-updated 6-17 Spring 2016   Mini snacks outlets,
Vegetable vending, Rice vending, Fruit vending
$4,250  X  X
 People’s Educational and Economic Development Society-updated 3-17 Spring 2016  Papaya vending, Guava vending, Coconut thatch making, Greens vending, Fish vending X X
 Community Organization for Women-updated 8-17 Spring 2016 Thatch making, Vegetable vending, Coconut vending, Paper bag making, Milk and milk product vending $4,200 X  X X
Rural Health Development Center-updated 3-17 Spring 2016  Flower vending, Thatch making, Vegetable vending, Home-based refreshment vending $3,725  X X
Association for Social Solidarity and Empowerment Training – updated 6-17 Spring 2016  Vegetable and fruit vending, Flower vending, Petty shops $4,425  X  X X
 Society for Social Service-updated 8-17 Spring 2016  Dairy cows $4,550 X X X
Jana Priya Seva Samithi Spring 2016  Vegetable vending,
Petty shops, Fish sales, sari sales, Empty bottle business,
 Women’s Voice Trust-updated 9-17 Spring 2016   Brick Kiln $4,800  X  X X
 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
 Sri Hari Association for Rural Programmes Fall 2015  Tailoring, Petty shops, Vegetable sales, Cloth vending $3,825
 Pasumai Ulagam Trust – updated 3-17 Fall2015  Mat weaving, Millets food carts, Vegetable vending $4,000  X X
 Time Organization – updated February 2017 Fall 2015  Various vending activities $4,200 X X X
 Rural Organization for Action and Development  Fall 2015  Coconut vending, Palm fruits vending, Palm sugar candy, Flower vending $3,700
 Adarsha Women Development Society Fall 2015   Tailoring and sari cloth vending $4,525
 Social Integrated Rural Development Society – updated 11-16 Fall 2015  Dairy $4,025  X X X
 Sharon Society of Pondicherry – updated 2-17 Fall 2015  Door and floor mat production $4,125  X X X
  Social Welfare Education Economic Trust-updated October 2016 Fall 2015  Fish & dry fish vending, Hot cereal carts $4,725 X X
 Society for Enlightenment and Empowerment Fall 2015  Fruit and vegetable vending
Small grocery shops
Fish vending
 Bharathi Pengal Nala Samgam-updated 7-17  Fall 2015  Rice/wheat grinding, Handloom weaving, Vegetable shops, Tailoring, Textiles vending, Fancy things vending  $4,275  X X X

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