In this project, 50 economically backward and vulnerable women between the age group of 20 to 35 will be identified. They will be formed as Women Livelihood Groups (WLG) and given orientation on importance of coconut trees and opportunities of livelihoods from coconut trees. The women from WLGs will be given intensive training on coconut tree climbing with the help of climbing machine for 10 days in two phases. Once they develop confidence, they will be encouraged to take up coconut tree climbing activity for their livelihoods. They will be involved as peer groups in promotion of coconut trees in Kanyakumari District. Machines will be procured by WLG through revolving fund assistance by CREDSO and the women using the machine for their livelihoods should repay the revolving fund. This revolving fund will be utilized for promoting coconut based micro enterprise activities.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (September 2013)