Soukhya Samrudhi Samsthe (SSS) was established as a Community Based Organization (CBO) in 2008. The CBO works with the Female Sex Workers in Kolar district in Tamil Nadu. It spreads awareness about HIV/AIDS, distributes condoms, and provides support to elderly members of SSS. SSS connects its beneficiaries with available government related schemes.
SSS currently works in 6 locations in Kolar district to support livelihood activities. SSS is one of the MYRADA promoted institutions. SSS is supported by Swasti for its HIV/AIDS prevention project which is being funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s project Avahan III.
Some of their activities are as follows:
KSAPS FSW TI program: With support from Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society (KSAPS), SSS has helped Female Sex Workers in controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS over the past five years. Nearly five lakh condoms were distributed. Regular medical check-ups were conducted and individuals received government issued documents including ration cards, Aadhaar cards, voter ID cards, and residence proof.
Samvedana Project: With support from Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, SSS has provided training in areas such as fundamental rights, domestic violence, marriage act, property rights, discrimination, and government social benefits to SSS members.
Swasti Program: This project was implemented with support from BMGF Avahan-3 (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) which is based on four pillars:
Safety, Security and Justice
Income Rs71 lac
Expense Rs67 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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