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Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure

by Seva Mandir
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure
Make Women in Rural India Financially Secure

Summary

Seva Mandir seeks to help women in rural areas attain financial freedom by adopting a habit of saving and inter-loaning through Self-Help Groups. The programme also aims to strengthen livelihood-generating activities.

$40,000
total goal
$9,474
remaining
172
donors
1
monthly donor
5
fundraisers
10
years

Challenge

The women in Seva Mandir's work area come from the most disadvantaged sections of society, often lagging behind in human development indicators. We are working with these women to enhance their capacity to improve their social and economic status in society. At present we have 493 Self-Help Groups with 7,516 women. Around 900 women have established their own enterprises as a source of livelihood.

Solution

The Self-Help Groups provide a platform for women to come together, share, learn, save and create long-term income-generating activities for themselves. This reduces their dependency on moneylenders who charge high rates of interest. It also gives women a voice and greater bargaining power within the community.

Long-Term Impact

SHGs help women gain confidence socially, institutionally & economically. These efforts can lead them to new roles as major contributors to family income and ultimately transform their position and status within the household and the community at large.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.sevamandir.org
Seva Mandir's website
Seva Mandir's Facebook page

Organization Information

Seva Mandir

Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @sevamandir
Project Leader:
Ronak Shah
Udaipur, Rajasthan India

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We are currently expecting delays in getting funds to this project due to new regulatory requirements that impact GlobalGiving's ability to disburse to organizations in India. GlobalGiving is working hard to address the issue. Donations to this project will be disbursed as quickly as possible.
$30,526 raised of $40,000 goal
 
487 donations
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