Yearly cost of legal empowerment in a village
Salary of a CEWAS employee
One full day training of 50 group leaders
Monthly travel expenses to the villages
is a non-governmental and non-religious organisation in Madurai, Tamil
Nadu, which is committed to social and legal empowerment of destitute
CEWAS staff has bought biological staple foods in bulk from local farmers, packed them in smaller portions and sold them at an affordable price. The demand is big, which is why CEWAS plans to establish little shops in the villages to allow access to staple foods of good quality, independent of supply chains and market prices.
CEWAS provides women with regular training in legal matters, and
motivates them to share their knowledge with the community. Once a month
women's forums are organized in villages. CEWAS is present in 50
Counselling is given in the office as well as in the field. Part of the
process is the referral of clients to various support units as police
stations, social welfare institutes, de-addiction centres, short stay
Since January 2019 CEWAS has its own place for workshops, group trainings and consultations. The aesthetic and traditional building is a centre for social and cultural exchange and further education for the surrounding villages.