Seva Mandir

Seva Mandir's mission is to make real the idea of society consisting of free and equal citizens who are able to come together and solve the problems that affect them in their particular contexts. The commitment is to work for a paradigm of development and governance that is democratic and polyarchic. Seva Mandir seeks to institutionalise the idea that development and governance is not only to be left to the State and its formal bodies like the legislature and the bureaucracy, but that citizens and their associations should engage separately and jointly with the State. The mission briefly, is to construct the conditions in which citizens of plural backgrounds and perspectives can come tog...
Sep 22, 2015

You bring healthcare to the remotest areas..!

50 kilometers from the city of Udaipur, the only way to reach Jhabla is to take the early morning bus. Once you manage to get off the overcrowded bus a 6 kilometer trek awaits you to reach the village.  This is something that the migrant labors travelling each day are quite similar with. Another issue that everyone is familiar with is the lack of health care facilities for the residents of this village. In Today’s time when science and modern medicines are doing wonders, it’s sadly the ultimate truth that curative health care has not yet been able to make its reach in these remote hamlets of rural India.

 Seva Mandir through its immunization camps reach out to pregnant women and children who need to be vaccinated and immunized against fatal diseases. At present Seva Mandir reaches out to  over 1700 women pregnant women and 3500 children every year in remote villages of Districts of South Rajasthan.

I had hemoglobin deficiency when I conceived with my first child. Little did I know the consequence of the situation. If not for the injections, the worst could have been possible

Rama says -“I was anemic during my second pregnancy and was referred to the doctor. My baby was born in the 7thmonth but its life was saved because of the immunization team’s timely advice. Now I suggest all the pregnant ladies in my village to be vaccinated in time”  

There are hundreds of women in our working area who have such tales to tell and this would have been possible with your support. However there are still numerous expecting mothers and children who need your support.  

Wondering how can you help us? 

GlobalGiving has come up with this innovative idea of matching donations. From Monday, September 21st through Friday, September 25th, GlobalGiving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor!

 Hence we would request you to be our recurring donor and help prevent women and children from fatal diseases. For queries, questions and insights on our work you can reach out to me at atul.lekhra@sevamandir.org

We thank you from the bottom of our heart for joining hands with us and look forward for your continued support in providing these life saving vaccines to mothers and children.

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Sep 22, 2015

Manage Rain Water and Rescue Us from Hunger!

The issue of farmer suicide flashing on our television screens is a sad reality in the drought prone regions of Rajasthan. The farmers practice rain fed farming as this is the only option available to them in the hilly terrain of south Rajasthan. Hence they are able to grow food that just last for 4 months. In rest of the year, they have to migrate to the cities to work as labor to make their ends meet and still not able to feed their families sufficiently.

Since 1984, Seva Mandir has been working on natural resource development in the area to improve food security of these poor farmers and their families. Watershed activities help increase ground water level along with harvesting rain water and channelizing it to the fields through soil and water conservation activities. Hence, they are able to grow multiple crops in a year.

A happy farmer benefited by the watershed says- “We were always under pressure of thinking how will we feed our families after a few months when the grown crops over. But now our wells don’t run dry in summers and we can grow 3 crops a year. In fact I sold 300 kg wheat this year and got my leaking roof repaired with this money”

While there have been around 10,000 farmers who have been able to sustained their lives through farming, there are still thousands of farmers awaiting to get their hills treated so that they could have enough water for irrigation throughout the year. And to make this possible, we need your help!

Food security brings in financial security too. Please help us making these farmers become secured so that they don’t have to leave farming and migrate to cities to work as labors. Help them grow enough food to feed their families.

Wondering how can you help us? 

Global Giving has come up with this innovative idea of matching donations. From Monday, September 21st through Friday, September 25th, Global Giving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor!

Hence we request you to become our recurring donor and help us through your contributions. For queries, questions and insights on our work you can reach out to me at atul.lekhra@sevamandir.org

We thank you from the bottom of our heart for joining hands with us and we look forward for your continued support in eliminating hunger and destitution from the beautiful landscapes of south Rajasthan.

Should your travels bring you to this part of the world, please do consider visiting Seva Mandir.

 

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Sep 22, 2015

You make us help ourselves.. Thank You!

“I had to borrow Rs. 10000 for an emergency @ 10% against my gold chain. Self Help Group lends at only 2% without any collateral”- Kamla

“Needed Rs. 10000 loan for my daughter’s marriage which came at 25% from local landlord, but my  Self Help Group money came to my rescue”- Lakshmi

“I don’t want my daughter to go out in field for toilet purpose at odd hours. So I plan to borrow money from my self help group to construct a toilet” -Rameela

“I got married while studying B.Ed. I plan to study ahead by taking a loan from my Self Help Group” – Priyanka


It was your contribution that empowered these women in the remote villages of Southern Rajasthan. Without your efforts, we at Seva Mandir could not have been able to bring about awareness to be financially secure. Just like Kamla, Lakshmi, Rameela and Priyanka, there are thousands of women who are waiting to be aware and be empowered.

Wondering how can you help us? 

Global Giving has come up with this innovative idea of matching donations. From Monday, September 21st through Friday, September 25th, Global Giving will be offering a one-time 100% match on all new recurring donations up to $200 per donor!

Hence we request you to become our recurring donor and help us through your contributions. For queries, questions and insights on our work you can reach out to me at atul.lekhra@sevamandir.org

We thank you from the bottom of our heart for joining hands with us in making these women financially independent. 

Should your travels bring you to this part of the world, please do consider visiting Seva Mandir.

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