CHASS | Changanacherry Social Service Society

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Families with least income and families have no earning member in the rural communities face severe challenges as they struggle to come up in life. These families are leading an excluded life from the mainstream of the society and their self-esteem is very low. CHASS is always giving top priority for these families and rendering family support programs in collaboration with Save A family Plan. Save A Family Plan (SAFP) is an international NGO which stands for the sustainable development of the family and community. Over the 51 years of service to the poor, Changanacherry Social Service Society supported a number of people to implement livelihood programs, natural resource management and various other developmental activities through SAFP.

SAFP Family Development Program

There are 294 families in this programme, assisted under Save A Family Plan providing a monthly sum of Rs. 1000 each, the cumulative effect of which is inbuilt in to self-reliance of the families by productively investing the amount in income generating schemes, educational career of the children and such providential needs which have direct bearing on their sustained well-being within a time frame of six years. Utmost care is given in the selection of the families that they are the most deserving being deprived of earning capacities, presence of school going children, disabilities etc. It is further emphasized that the families concerned become part and parcel of the grassroots development system in vogue under CHASS.

Major Achievements during the reporting year 

Projects/ Programs

No. of families

Grant amount

Infrastructure Development

61

841784

Small Business Initiative

115

1319372

Purchase of Goods

0

0

Livestock Infrastructure

0

0

Agriculture

7

91000

Livestock Farming

28

352270

Education

24

266214

Health Insurance

41

422000

Housing Special Gift

1

13000

Medical Treatment

2

23703

Total

279

Rs. 3329343

Regional meetings conducted at 9 regions partaken by 858 people.

SAFP Project Monitoring

Mr. Antony Alto from SAFP India visited CHASS and conducted project monitoring visits in Athirampuzha and Kottayam regions and interacted with the SAFP sponsored families along with Sr. Selma SRA, SAFP Program Coordinator CHASS during 10-12 December 2019.

Success Story of Sheeba Siby, CH6312, Ambalappuzha, Alappuzha District

Sheeba Siby & family enrolled in to the Family Development Program during 2013 duly recommended by CHASS unit at Ambalappuzha. They were actively involved in the SHG and credit union programs of the unit since 2011. In this capacity Sheeba attended different orientation/awareness programs conducted by CHASS and its local unit. Getting inspiration from the EDP/skill training program organised by CHASS, Sheeba started a small cool drink shop in the road side near to the famous Ambalappuzha Srikrishnaswami Temple by availing a loan amount of Rs. 15,000/-  from the Credit Union Program of CHASS. Later she expanded the business with the support SAFP. At present she is running a provision Store, Fruit Stall, Stationery shop etc. The business unit started with the support of SAFP and CHASS is giving them reasonable income for a descend livelihood.  They could purchase 10 cents of land and construct a two storied building in it. Provide better education to the children. The elder daughter completed MA B. Ed and working as a teacher. She got married and living happily.

Care a Family

Care A Family is a locally sponsored program initiated by CHASS for the social mainstreaming of the marginalised families without an earning member. This Family Development Program aims the integral development of the partner families by creatively investing the monthly contribution of Rs. 1000/- for income generating schemes, educational career of the children and such providential needs which have direct bearing on their sustained well-being within a time frame of six years. This is fully sponsored by the well-wishers of CHASS in our operational area. This year we could support 10 most deserving families. Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam launched this year’s program by receiving the contribution from Parel CHASS Unit.

Families with least income and families have no earning member in the rural communities face severe challenges as they struggle to come up in life. These families are leading an excluded life from the mainstream of the society and their self-esteem is very low. CHASS is always giving top priority for these families and rendering family support programs in collaboration with Save A family Plan. Save A Family Plan (SAFP) is an international NGO which stands for the sustainable development of the family and community. Over the 51 years of service to the poor, Changanacherry Social Service Society supported a number of people to implement livelihood programs, natural resource management and various other developmental activities through SAFP.

SAFP Family Development Program: There are 294 families in this programme, assisted under Save A Family Plan providing a monthly sum of Rs. 1000 each, the cumulative effect of which is inbuilt in to self-reliance of the families by productively investing the amount in income generating schemes, educational career of the children and such providential needs which have direct bearing on their sustained well-being within a time frame of six years. Utmost care is given in the selection of the families that they are the most deserving being deprived of earning capacities, presence of school going children, disabilities etc. It is further emphasized that the families concerned become part and parcel of the grassroots development system in vogue under CHASS.

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