Chivalry Poverty Alleviation Development Association (CPADA) was set up in 1996 and works at the grassroot level to eradicate poverty. The organisation works especially for the welfare of women and socio-economic development of the underprivileged in Manipur. A large proportion of CPADA's income comes from sale proceeds of various products (79% in FY15).
Some of their activities in FY15 were:
Low Cost Latrine construction: In FY15, CPADA constructed 60 low cost sanitary latrines at Kalinamei village in Manipur, using funds available from public donations.
Goat Farm: A 3-day training programme on goat farming was conducted to improve the income level of poor farmers.
Fishery Pond: CPADA conducted a week-long training programme on integrated fishery development in which 20 farmers participated. They also constructed a fishery pond in FY15.
Dairy Farming: The NGO also conducted a 2-day training programme on dairy farming to enhance the income levels of local farmers through dairy development and meet the local demand of milk & dairy products.
Bamboo & Cane Training: CPADA organized bamboo & cane training for four days. Around 16 youth benefited.
Handloom Development: The NGO conducted training for 20 women, and provided raw materials for making of different types of shawls & crafts.
Poultry Farm: The organization conducted a six-day training programme on Poultry farming at Mao Gate.
Commercial Horticulture Training: They conducted a four-day commercial horticulture training programme during which they provided a demonstration of floriculture planting. 20 trainees took part.
Tree Plantation: More than 1,000 trees were planted in FY15, with the support & technical guidance from Senapati District Forest Department.
Old Age Home: They set up an old age home at Manibou, Senapati district with 5 residents (3 male and 2 female) who were provided with food, health care services, and recreational facilities.
Consumer Camp: The organisation conducted a one-day consumer awareness camp on the subject of various consumer rights from the Consumer Protection Act of 1986.
Other programmes included providing adult education to about 25 people and free health check-ups provided to government hospitals.
Income Rs19 lac
Expense Rs20 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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