Self Help Groups are stepping ahead towards building a community which is empowered irrespective of class, gender and caste, where capacities of each and every deserving native are built and holistic approach of community is approached. Their participation in community development work has increased significantly. Discriminatory practices have minimized significantly evident from the fact that only fewer social and family disputes occur. Access of women to available resources for its effective and efficient use has increased. They have been able to leverage resources from various stakeholders and employ it for the overall community development activities. 40 women have learned fundamental reading and writing skills by means of VBLP classes.
Families have established fodder/forage nursery which has led to abundant supply of improved feed for animals eventually improving their health and productivity. The families have become financially self-reliant by involving in various income generating activities. 50 families have build compost pit and 35 more families have started vermiculture. This has helped them in proper waste management and in achieving improvements in cash crops and vegetable production. The families have now advanced to practicing organic farming. They have maintained kitchen garden, which has facilitated them to grow sufficient vegetables and put together some earning. 270 families have made Rs. 197,700 by selling vegetables. 40 families have made revenue of Rs. 1,200,000 by selling milk and milk products. 130 families have earned Rs. 335,000 from meat goats. In addition, their group fund too is increasing significantly by means of carrying out various collective activities and programs.
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