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Subsistence to sustainability to 1000 women

by Sarva Seva Samity Sanstha
Subsistence to sustainability to 1000 women


This project will show the women & girls the way to build income step by step by micro-saving, micro-gardening, micro-crafting, and investing in one long term tree and an annual crop to have regular supply of nutrition, which saves health expenses and goes to micro-saving & girl child education. This also builds confidence in them to create their own development and prosperity rather than depending upon government; which ultimately will create greater governance, and self-rule.

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The women belong to the families of small land holding farmers who are facing malnutrition and health problems due to rain-fed agriculture in the area. In addition, there is not much opportunity to eke out a living. The men often migrate, and the remittances are not enough for the families to have access to education which restricts them to participate in community development.


Women will be taught to adopt about 30-50 vegetable farming in small patches, catering to the market and the township around. They will learn to grow according to the demand, rather than mass production. This will solve nutritional and health problem. This will be supplemented with pulp wood cultivation which can fetch them about a Rs. lakh per year per acre after the 4th year which can substantiate their income. Social agro-herb-forestry will be taken up in waste land areas.

Long-Term Impact

This will be a beginning towards the growth of the dwindling Agricultural GDP in the country besides women economic empowerment.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


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Organization Information

Sarva Seva Samity Sanstha

Location: Gaya - India
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @http:madhunila
Project Leader:
Sangeeta Naik
Gaya, India

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