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Laura @ Madurai with NGO EXIST

Laura having a South-Indian dinner at Madurai

Laura having a South-Indian dinner at Madurai











Since a few weeks Laura Quist, AMAIDI Volunteer from the Netherlands, is working at EXIST, a grassroots NGO in Madurai, who is working for the betterment of women in and around Madurai city. EXIST mainly focuses durable development of women through Self Help Group formation, education and livelihood training.

Livelihood training - tailoring section

Livelihood training - tailoring section











Laura’s task is to identify training needs related to entrepreneurship, leadership, awareness, marketing etc of women in and outside women’s SHG’s; to design a training plan and –strategy along with EXIST’ staff; to undertake a viability study of several forms of micro enterprise; and to identify and promote suitable micro enterprises amongst women.


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