Provide livelihood support for women farmers by providing them with 5 bags of fertilizers-Manavlok
Provide livelihood support for women farmers by providing them with 5 bags of fertilizers, INR 5455
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Overview

In the early 1970s , a socialist group of youth began seeking solutions to social and political problems of the rural community with the general aim of achieving a more just and happy society. After nearly 20 years of effort and agitations, they concluded that socio-political change was not possible without economic change. Hence, they established Manavlok, in 1982, a voluntary organization for the socio-economic upliftment of the rural poor.The beneficiaries are locals of Ambajogai and around who need guidance and help in living a better quality of life.

How It Works

• Manavlok works directly with the beneficiaries for this project-Since they've been around for 25+ years, they have a fairly good idea about the locality and the beneficiaries. They've also formed Village Sanitation and Nutrition Committees in each village, where the members of the committee(villagers themselves) also help them identify potential beneficiaries.
• Manavlok guides all its beneficiaries to a particular store to procure fertilizers and seeds from. The beneficiaries then buy fertilizers and seeds in the quantities that they need (the org is pretty sure that thy don't misuse the resources) and the store sends all the bills to Manavlok, which then pays the storekeeper in cheque.

Statistics

• 65 people benefited out of this program last year.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Cost for 5 bags of fertilizers 5455.00
Unit Price 5455
Quantity
Total 5455
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Sustainability through agriculture
Bhimrao Devkate is a marginal farmer from Bardapur village from Ambajogai Block. He have total 4.5 acres of farm land. As this region falls under drought prone area, the availability of water for crops is very less. It is very difficult for any farmer to earn sufficient farm income if he is fully dependent on rain water. He has three children. His whole expenditure was dependent on farm incomes. As he was surrounded by so many outflows like children education, day to day activities he was unable to buy high quality of seeds and fertilizers at one time investment. It affected on his overall incomes.
When we asked him about his experience, he said, “Manavlok is a supporting hand for poor and marginal farmers like me. Manavlok provides high quality of seed and fertilizers with a very low interest rate and also the installments are after every six months, so a farmer does not need to worry about refund of that loan. I am benefitting through Manavlok since last 7-8 years. For this year I already made a demand for DAP fertilizer of IFFCO Company. Because of Manavlok, I can test every fertilizer model in my farm and do not need worry about its rates.”
Someone referred him to join self-help groups running through Manavlok; he became member of one of the SHG group. When he became member, he became eligible for getting all the benefits provided by Manavlok to poor and marginal farmers. Through Manavlok he obtained high quality of seed and fertilizers in sufficient amount for his farm on loan basis. This has affected on his crop productivity and off course a huge amount of rupees was divided into very small and affordable installments.

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