Madurai Women’s Development Resource Centre
The UnionAID project works closely with the Madurai Women’s Development Resource Centre (also supported by NZAID through Christian World Service) which has achieved remarkable success over many years in supporting and inspiring Dalit women to organize collectively and to form sangham and women’s micro-banks. As well as being a leader of the Tribal Agricultural Women’s Union, Kaleeswari is also President of the Tribal Women’s Federation and her local sangham. At a meeting with UnionAID union delegates said that the greatest benefit of the projects has been pride and confidence. A DVD on the MWDRC, “Now We are Fearless” and education kit are available from Friends of MWDRC, firstname.lastname@example.org (Cost $25).