Rural women support their families and villages

 
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Kokila sewing
Kokila sewing

Dear Friends,

This month we bring you the story of Kolika, a woman whose life has improved because of her involvement in programs run with the help of your generous support. 

Kokila lives in Kojawada village of Kherwara block with her husband, three daughters and two sons. Her husband is involved in farming and stitching work. Although Kolika spends a lot of her time taking care of her family and household, she has also always wanted to do something to support her family economically, therefore, decided to learn stitching work.

Seva Mandir organized a series of trainings for women on tailoring between 2010 and 2012. Kokila attended two of these Seva Mandir trainings and learned to stitch ladies blouses and skirts and children’s shorts and shirts. After the training, she bought a sewing machine and started her own stitching work.  As a result of the additional income from her stitching work, she was able to purchase a cow of good breed and started selling milk to a dairy in Himmatnagar. At present, she earns Rs. 100 to 200 from stitching work and Rs. 100 to 200 from sale of cow’s milk.

Kokila’s earning has improved the economic condition of her family and she has even been able to help her husband in paying debts. She feels very happy with her new role in the family.  She strongly supports her children getting a good education so they can be empowered like her.  Her two daughters are currently studying in 11th and 9th grade and her one son is studying in 5th grade.

Thanks to your support of the Rural Women Support their Families and Villages program, women like Kokila are being empowered to increase their family income.  In doing so, these women are improving not only their lives, but that of their family and villages as well.

With best wishes,

Deepti

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Women giving pose to photographer after a meeting.
Women giving pose to photographer after a meeting.

Wish you a very Happy Holiday Season!

Thank you for your continued support to our project ‘Rural women support their families and villages’.

With your support we are about to begin a new year and are excited about the hopes and challenges it will bring. And at this yearend, we would like to share half yearly progress report of this project. We have attached the half yearly progress report for you to know how exactly YOUR support is creating real change. Below is the snapshot of the progress report:

  • 548 Self Help Groups (SHGs) with a membership of 8259 women operating in six different blocks.
  • 33 new SHGs were formed
  • The accounts of all 548 SHGs have been computerized.
  • The net owned fund of SHGs is Rs. 30,244,541 (USD 604891). There has been an increase of 8.4 % in the net owned fund of SHGs in last year.
  • The portfolio at risk showed a marked six percent decline from last year to 17 percent mainly due to timely loan repayment.

We are able to make these progresses because of YOU.

And in this holiday season you can help us make more exciting progresses by doubling the impact of your donations.

From December 1, 2012 at 12:01 am ET and December 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm ET, Global giving has created a ‘Recurring Donation Campaign’ where all the recurring donations made by you will be matched up to $100 per donor per project. We request you to sign up to a monthly donation by clicking on recurring donation of an amount that you can afford and help us to make such more progresses in coming new year.

We look forward to your support and thoughts on this report. Once again, wish you a very happy holiday season to you and your family. 

Best wishes,

Deepti

All the best for Holiday Season!
All the best for Holiday Season!

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Your support reached to 8,000 women
Your support reached to 8,000 women

Hello Friends,

I am here again to share with you happiness, light and tranquility on this Diwali from all the 8,000 rural women to save up a little every month. They have now over $ 5 millions, with which they do internal lending for their immediate needs as well as to set up a small income generation program.

Diwali is a festival of lights and candles. It symbolizes the fact that there is more good in us than bad and that we all have to keep working on it. This is what you have been doing for all these women, to stand on their feet, to help their families face difficult times and to come together through their groups and discuss concerns and unload day-to-day's ranting.

The problems in this world are endless, the struggles break us down everyday and yet we all come together to support each other. This is the message we bring from all these women of our area that you are supporting through this project.

Happy Diwali to all of you and we also wish you a great year ahead.

With warm regards,

Deepti

 

P..S. Find more about Diwali here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

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Women attending meeting in a village
Women attending meeting in a village

We would like to thank you for your support to our project ‘Rural women support their families and villages’.

With this letter, we have attached the annual progress report of this project, for you to know how exactly your donations are creating real change.

Highlights of this year…

~ Total 553 Self Help Groups were there with 8,452 members.

~ 217 women leaders participated in 9 trainings to improve their knowledge of government schemes.

~ Net owned fund in Self Help Groups is Rs. 28 million (USD 560,000).

~ Loan repayment rate was 94%.

This all progress wouldn’t have been possible without your support. Once again many thanks for your continuing faith in our work. Please do share your thoughts on this project and feedback report.

With warm regards,

Deepti

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We would like to thank you once again for your continuing support and faith in our work! Your valuable donations have been crucial in helping us make a great difference in people’s lives here in Rajasthan.

We are thrilled to announce that one of our photos has been selected to feature in the Photo Contest 2012 organized by Global Giving.  Voting began on August 1, 2012 and will end on August 15, 2012.

Why we want you to Vote for our Photo:

We believe the photo captures the pure spirit of the project ‘Send a Child in India to School for a Year’, and reflects the possibilities that lie ahead.  With 3 Clicks, you can help us to win the Photo Contest and the Bonus Cash Prize of $1,000!

How 3 Clicks will Help:

  • First Click - to vote for our photo following this link http://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=19,
  • Second Click- to confirm your vote via an email sent to you in your inbox,
  • Third Click- to share the beautiful image among your friends, family and networks to spread the word. If you share this with just five people, we most definitely have good chance of success!

Why this Project:

Children (6-14 years old) in villages of Udaipur, India lack access to quality education for a number of reasons. In some cases they belong to very poor families whose per capita consumption is a little more than Rs. 500/-. Often these children support their family incomes by either working as laborers or performing household chores or looking after younger siblings.

With your vote to this project, the Bonus Cash Prize will help us fund an entire rural school to provide quality education to 25 out-of-school and working children for a year.  To learn more about one of our schools, please see the enclosed photo story.

With you at our side, our work is made a little less difficult, and our efforts stretch a whole lot further. We therefore, invite you to support us with 3 clicks.  Please share your thoughts on this report.

With many thanks,

Your friends at Seva Mandir


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Organization

Seva Mandir

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
http://www.sevamandir.org

Project Leader

Priyanka Singh

Executive Director
Udaipur, Rajasthan India

Where is this project located?

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