Monday, April 18, 2011

Hello friends,

Just wanted to give information about CDS-Shoshana for the new viewers of the blog.

Shoshana is basically a German based charitable Organization with Ms.Martha B Foerch as the Managing Director. She is the founder and Director of Shoshana. Shoshana started its work in India in 2000 September. Shoshana started working with Community Development Society (local society) with the main aim of helping needy women for their self help. The  work started in Andhra Pradesh at Vijayawada as the main office, later changed to Guntur and now we have our own office building at Chirala town, Prakasam District.

 CDS-Shoshana started its work with two projects in 2000, one is a Sewing Centre and one is a Medical Centre. Each project is selected after thorough examination of the facts and possibilities for opening a centre mentioned  in the applications we get from the local societies from different areas of Andhra Pradesh. Our work is spread in Prakasam, Guntur and Krishana Districts of Andhra Pradesh.

.In Sewing Centres we have a tailoring and embroidery instructor, teaching 10 women as a batch for 8-9 months for free of cost depending on the learning capabilities of the students . Students are selected irrespective of their caste and age but priority is given to poor , uneducated and. needy sections of the society. After completion of the course, students are supported with a sewing machine so they can start their work for their self help.

Second is the Medical Project - Medical projects are mainly started in areas where there is no medical support from any where. There will be a trained nurse at the project for 5 days a week giving out free medication and infusions and going around the village to attend old and disabled patients.

For the last 10 years we have 26 projects - 10 Medical and 16 Sewing Projects. I visit the project twice a month and Martha our Director visits the projects twice a year and checks the all round progress of the projects and see that majority of the needy women gets support from our work. We have an official audit once a year and  we take utmost care that the  money we get from the donors goes directly to the needy people.
We are very thankful for the donors for their continuous support for the last 10 years helping hundreds of needy women for their self help.



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