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Microfinance


Building business and giving back to the community: Baby Shiral is the President of her Self Help Group for the past 4 years and owner of her own sari retail shop, She has significantly improved her life since she became a part of SSP. She has studied upto 12th standard and soon after got married and now has two children. Read more�

Induba belongs to the Darbar community of the Kutch region and now is the president of an SHG and a Federation member. Read more...

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Sustainable Livelihoods

Maya Shriral has been a Jyoti in her village, Ter, for one year At age 30, Maya is married with two children and actively seeking out ways to bring additional income to her family aside from farming, their main source of income. Before becoming a Jyoti, Maya was an SHG member but had very little business experience. She studied through grade 12 and since marriage has spent most of her time caring for her home and her family. Read more...

My Identity changed:
Sarita Wade is an entrepreneur of Ausa village since August 2007. She had sold 134 biomass appliances in last four months. Read more�


Sakhi Retail with Nutrition programme of Anganwadi: Sakhi Retail unit of Nanded district is working in two talukas includes 25 villages and with 1000 customers. Nutrition program is going on in Anganwadis. SHG members took initiative to get the contract of making nutritious food. Read more�

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Four businesses at a time: Asha's journey began after joining a Self help group. Thinking of starting a business, she attended EAP trainings conducted by BDSS and federation. First she started her business with a Coin Box PCO with her own investment. Read more�

Kesarben's business has reached a point of top score among other grocery shops. Read more...

Kassiben started her business with a small amount of money and as the time passed, her business flourished and now she earns a hefty amount of money per month. Read more..

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Water and Sanitation

Women's Groups Takes Initiative in Health and Sanitation, Sonankupam village, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu. A story of a village that traversed the path from apathy to vision of a clean village and a healthier tomorrow. Read more...


A Clean Village - Shivgandh, Gujarat Read more...

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Community Health

My priority for my family health: Read more�

Triveni Sangam - Three SHG women named Jeevniben Rajput, Lassuben Rabbarri, and Induba took the lead and placed to hold the PHC staff responsible and accountable to rural villagers. Read more..

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Building Community Resilience

A Study of effect of delayed monsoon on village life, Loha village, Nanded District. Read more...

The villagers of Bolegaon, Latur district speak about the effects of climatic changes on village life. Read more...

Formation of the Village Disaster Relief Committee
: From this incidence, they learned the lesson of the importance of having a VDRC committee in the village and finally villagers decided to form the VDRC in the village. Read more�

Rising above the waters, together we swim
A story of how tsunami survivors took the lead to provide emergency relief to the flood affected peoples in Poovalai village, Tamil Nadu, India nine months after they had experienced one. Read more...

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Local Planning and Governance

Women from the self- help groups take a lead in village development The Self Help Group in Halasi village in Nilanga taluka in Latur district provided women an opportunity to actively be involved in community development. The women in the village were able to assist in the improvement of education, the closing of village liquor stores and improve drinking water supply, and �.. Read more...

And organic farming increased�
The use of organic fertilizers and pesticides in the village of Dhorale, Barshi taluka in Solapur increased income generation from farming and provided the villager food free of poisonous chemical pesticides. Read more...

An ideal primary health center of Katgaon village in Tuljapur taluka, Osmanabad After Ramchandra Potdar donated his land to the Primary Health Centre, villagers became involved in improving health services. Doctors also became available around the clock, and the villagers donated the center beds, small cupboards, mosquito nets, mats, TV sets, and water filters. Solar panels were also installed for hot water, and there was a decrease in contagious diseases. Read more...

Women empowerment by self-help groups:
Within Dhanegaon village in Latur district, the local money lending system was abolished, and instead replaced by self help groups. SHGs empowered women, and provide them an opportunity to start their own entrerprise. Women from SHGs also built home toilets and play an influential role in community. Read more...

Khamgaon, a village (Barshi taluka, Solapur district) famous for onions After villagers were trained by agriculture department, they decided to collectively grow alternate crops on their fields. As a result of this, they are now growing onions, grapes, resins, and bor fruits, and have increased employment in the region and the profits of the farmers� Read more...

Pardi is a small village in Loha, Nanded. Pardi was the first village within the Nanded district to implement the water supply scheme successfully and now regularly supplied water to the village. The project was implemented in 2001 with a total cost of Rs 25 lakhs. Read more...

Nutrition Food making competition:
October 2nd is Gandhi Jayanti day and it is a holiday for the schools. All girls gathered together in the Hanuman Mandir on 2nd October, 2008. Read more�


Marketing of Women Produce: One of the objectives of the Swanirman is to create a market source to the village level products. SHG women from Didsinghe formed a milk society in their own village as a result of cooperation of women members. Read more�

After the intervention of Mogi Behn, the conditions of the village began to change and turned into the good path. Read more...

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