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RC-MTV-CD-6/22 INDIA Villages around Patta - 01/03/2022 31/12/2022

Project No.: RC-MTV-CD-6/22: Women Power
Period: Open round the year
Age: 18+
Location: Villages around Patta
Placement: Placement is offered for 3 to 6 months.
Joining dates: Any Monday (preferable) during project cycle.

Background: RUCHI believes ”community
development” cannot be achieved until
women in our society are empowered and
are respected within our society. Though a
lot has been written about women and their
contribution towards society but its a pity
that their efforts are still monetarily not
accounted in our national GDP. A women
plays many roles within Indian society; a
daughter, a wife, a mother, a home maker
and even labourer to earn wages if need
arises. Surprisingly after supporting her
family in various ways she is mostly not
consulted and involved in household
decision making.
RUCHI always recognised women’s efforts
and believes that, educating a women
educates whole family & therefore keeping
that in mind RUCHI has initiated voluntary
project facilitating cultural exposure and
assisting women to overcome these odds.
Work: This projects aims to empower
individual women and groups from rural
communities we work with by
understanding and identifying their needs

and assisting them to overcome them.
Most importantly encouraging them to start
being an earning member of family and
achieve social status she rightfully deserves.
Working closely with our community youth
worker they will undertake following tasks:
 Actively participate in women self
help group meetings and understand
their functioning & activities.
 Evaluate current needs of groups
and individuals in SHG and organise
capacity building training for them.
 Promoting women entrepreneurship,
business building at individual or
group level.
 Educate on digital literacy, personal
hygiene, good parenting, sanitary
pads, domestic violence etc.
Resourceful volunteers with new ideas,
strong determination and high motivation
level are highly desired.
Accommodation: Basic, simple, safe &
clean accommodation will be provided
either at host family or RUCHI campus on
sharing basis (Twin or triple) with common
toilets and bath.
Food: Food offered will be simple
authentic Indian vegetarian and freshly
cooked. Three meals a day will be served.
Assistance while cooking is desired and self
cooking can be organized by volunteers.

PARTICIPATION FEE: The participation fees are as follows:
Per month - Euro 400/- (Fee has to be paid in advance. The fee is worked out on
monthly basis and not daily or weekly basis and hence it remains same even if one leaves the
project a day or week earlier)
The participants are required to pay the fee in cash on the first day of their arrival at site, Bank transfer
service & transferwise details available upon request. The contribution covers all basic expenses, e.g.
accommodation, gas, water, electricity, food, staff salaries and for materials used in projects/activities.
Alcoholic drinks are not included. Alcohol drinking and smoking is not encouraged in public and villages.
Project related travel expenses shall be reimbursed to volunteer each month with a maximum cap of
rupees 800. Leisure travel and personal expenses during free time are not covered in participation fee.
Why the extra fee?
RUCHI, like other NGO’s in India, is not financially supported by government to host projects related to
IVS. Hence all projects are self funded with a participation fee. Given the remote location and various
complexities we have tried our best to make it as affordable as possible for volunteers. Being a non-profit
organization we emphasize on transparency, below is how we spend collected participation fee.
 Food, accommodation and logistics of volunteer during workcamp.
 Project setup costs. (material and logistics cost)
 Running the camp. (wages of professional like mason, carpenter, plumber etc and training local
youth supported by us.)
 Office running/admin expenses. (Internet, photocopy, stationary, electricity, phone, salaries,
office equipments, tools and rent etc.)
 Supporting small community project.
 International travel costs to annual global conferences and membership fee for networking.
All volunteers are required to get Indian visa to enter the country. As per the new regulations an
employment visa is required for their placement with Indian NGOs. For details kindly refer to
www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa. RUCHI will be happy to assist you with required documents.