Health
 India
Project #36

Organizing Women to Improve Health in India

by Ghoghardiha Prakhand Swarajya Vikas Sangh-GPSVS

Summary

To help 10,500 poor, marginalized women in 35 rural villages in Bihar, India organize self-help groups, escape money lenders, increase income, manage their savings, improve their health and education.
$16,000
total goal
$15,450
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

In densely populated Bihar, over 70% of the people live in poverty. Most belong to socially marginalized castes. Women are especially disadvantaged. Only 11% of women are literate. Many girls marry before they are 18. Women suffer from lack of maternal health care, unwanted pregnancies, and closely spaced births. They lack vital health knowledge and have a limited role in decision-making. Women do not have a chance meet to discuss how to solve their priority problems.

Solution

Activites include providing high quality community-based reproductive health care services, and training in women's leadership and organization.

Long-Term Impact

Reduce unwanted pregnancies and increase average spacing between wanted births; Increase percent of women obtaining pre-natal care and assistance at birth by a trained health professional; Increase credit provided to women's group members

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Background on Bihar Program
Program approach and methodology
More about World Neighbors

Organization Information

Ghoghardiha Prakhand Swarajya Vikas Sangh-GPSVS

Location: Bihar, India - India
Website: http:/​/​www.gpsvs.org

Funded Project!

Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $550 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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