Name of the Project: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF POOR TSUNAMI VICTIMS FISHERMEN FAMILIES THROUGH ECONOMIC SUPPORT

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PROJECT LOCATION:

(a) Country       :           India

(b) State          :           Andhra Pradesh

c) District        :           Prakasam

(d) Mandal        :           Kothapatnam

(e) Village         :         Gundamala —  Fishermen colony

DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE TARGET VILLAGE :

Kothapatnam Mandal of Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, India is adversely affected by the Tsunami disastrous situation, which is one of the biggest and the worst one on 26-12-2004.  A part of tremendous seismic ocean waves triggered by a massive under ocean floor earthquake off Sumatra struck Kothapatnam Mandal, Prakasam District.

Such havoc has not yet been witnessed in the past century in this area.  There is heavier loss of human life, animals, birds, plants and trees life.  A heavy loss of property is reported.   The houses were damaged, collapsed and several houses are even ramashackled.  The gigantic seismis sea waves which rose at the top of the height rushed in to the villages and lashed there.  The devilish water waves swallowed the villages.  The shricks, yells, cries, lamenting and grievances are found any where in the area.  The victims lost all the things.  They are left out with nothing.  Many children are found to be dead, many children are orphaned.  Many people lost their dear ones, family members, kin and kith.   In a fraction of second, everything is changed in their lives.  They have become helpless and supportless. Some local NGOs as well as Government organizations were helped to some extent only.

Due to budgetary constraints the local Government also not covered all the Tsunami victims families in the Prakasam district. Many more victims are uncovered.

Hence we selected such uncovered 20 Tsunami victims families for this project.

AIMS OF THIS PROJECT :

This project is aimed at improving the living conditions of the target Tsunami victims fishermen families by providing them with livelihood sources.  The project makes the extract of fish produces, which can furnish nutrition food to the Tsunami victims people.  We hope to mould up the target people in self-sustainable and self-reliable manner.

PLAN TO ACHIEVE THE AIMS:-

We purchase and supply the required implements, equipments and material as fishing rods, nets, hooks, sticks, baskets of various sizes, bait materials etc., to the target 20 Tsunami victims fishermen..  We prepare and give them five boards.  One boat goes to a Group of 4 fishermen.  We appoint one Organizer cum Supervisor of this project who would be qualified and trained and experienced technically.  We ensure training programme for a period of 7 days.  The training incorporates various kinds of awareness activities and it includes demonstration, practicals etc.,  We introduce various first aid activities.  Later the main phase starts.  That is catching Fish.  They marketize  it in nearby Mandal and District Head Quarters.  We put our supervision activities in effect. It will help us to do the needful for successful running of the project programme.

EXPECTED BENEFITS :

The target group poorest fishermen families who affected severely by the Tsunami disaster, are suffering due to lack of financial sources, would be strengthened by this project socially, economically and sustainably,.  They will become self-confident, self-respected.  As the beneficiaries are the believers in Jesus Christ, our Saviour would be enhanced and envigorated of their holy faith.  We will teach those Holy Bibles and other Evangelist books.  We will engage them with evangelist activities with the services of the local Pastors and Fathers etc., They will be hale and healthy.

FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY :

As the target group fishermen are continuing their work they will be enjoying themselves from their financial outcome of the project.  As they depend on it for their lives, they must continue their work.  As we ensure “Thrift & Credit activities’ they will be benefited by the same.  As they are getting financial income their individual families would be in a convenient position to enjoy themselves with the same as well.  All the beneficiaries can have hopeful future.  The money they earn through the fish they catch will sustain their lives as well as their family members lives.

MONITORING AND EVALUATION:

We will take use of a qualified Auditor’s services.  We will do Evaluation process once every four months period.  We will maintain all sorts of records and files and other testimonials in a perfect manner up to date.  We will conduct meetings and get-to-gethers with our project staff, organization staff, Beneficiaries and other concern persons.  We will be sending all kinds of reports to your kind agency in a prescribed format time to time.