Worked on relief and rehabilitation in all 52 severely affected villages in Marathwada after the Latur and Osmanabad districts were affected due to disastrous earthquake in September 1993. Apart from arranging food and other relief material SAK was closely involved in bringing women out of the psychological trauma, help get their due compensation from government and empower them to live a life of dignity and disastrous. A number of economic rehabilitation programs were implemented especially entrepreneurship development, developing their agricultural lands to rehabilitee them on their own lands, linkages with government schemes, nutrition development program through kitchen gardening and importantly get the newly constructed houses in joint names of husband and wife and in case of widow then in her own name. SAK's Prithvi Project were 200 EQ widows were rehabilitated on their own agricultural lands.
Mahila Mandals (Women's Associations) and Self Help Groups of women were formed in all 52 villages which are operating even after 20 years and they are actively involved in SAK grassroots and advocacy activities. The membership of women is more than 4000 women in the two affected districts.
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