Project Margasusi

Project Margasusi is being implemented by Vidyanikethan, with the support of Terres Des Homes, Netherlands, (TdH, NL) in District Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu. It works for the improved well-being of commercial sex workers and their children. The project facilitates education for the children of CSWs along with residential care, health and personality development. Project Margasusi is catering to 153 CSWs and 172 children. It organizes awareness generation programmes for the CSWs in areas of awareness in health (general, sexual and reproductive health), hygiene and good health practices, as well as organizes vocational and skills development programmes. Additionally, it provides soft loans to the CSWs. Overall, these initiatives build their capacities for supplementing their income, and improve their overall standards of living and lifestyle.