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SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE FUNDS A DOZEN PROJECTS
04 May 1996 20:38:50
95381 SELF-DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE FUNDS A DOZEN PROJECTS
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--At its recent meeting in Burlington, Vt., the National
Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) funded 12 projects
totaling $263,120. Money for the grants comes from the One Great Hour of
Projects funded include
Co-Madres Monsenor Oscar Arnulfo Romero de El Salvador, San Angel,
Mexico: $5,100 to organize a sewing shop among refugee women from El
Buyende Young Farmers' Self Help Group, Busia, Kenya: $7,470 to
develop a vegetable- growing and -selling business among the group of
Goat Rearing for the Shantinagar Coolie Karmika Sangh Atmakur, Nellore
Dt., India: $4,750 to establish a goat-raising and -marketing business in
Co-operative Loan Facility Project, P. Dornala, India: $2,500 to
create a loan facility for local farmers and small business owners.
Clock-Making Training Project, New York City: $30,000 to train
homeless shelter residents in clock-making so they may become
Warriors for Real Welfare Reform, Hartford, Conn.: $30,200 to educate
and train welfare mothers to be more effective advocates for their rights
and for welfare reform in Connecticut.
The Phoenix Project, Washington, D.C.: $53,100 to develop a job
training program among homeless women that will include workshops, computer
training, support groups and a resource library.
Just Organized Neighborhood Area Headquarters, Jackson, Tenn.: $40,000
to develop community leaders among the low-income, rural black population
who will be stronger advocates for legal rights and social and economic
Reclamation Esperanza Project, Santa Cruz, N.M.: $30,000 to assure
legal rights to water in the community.
Collective Action Movement by Intelligent Organizing, San Elizario,
Texas: $20,000 to train community leaders to organize volunteers to address
such community problems as poor housing, lack of sewer and water systems,
poor health services and substandard education.
Unlimited Potential's Education and Advocacy Project, Phoeniz, Ariz.:
$30,000 to organize low-income women to address issues of inadequate public
education in the community.
Casa Marianella Small Business Training Program--Junta Consejera,
Austin, Texas: $10,000 to establish a small business training program for
recent immigrants, as well as technical assistance and credit.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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