Gift financial independence to a needy woman

Gift financial independence to a needy woman

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Sarala became a role model for women in her village!

Sarala is a widow who raised three children on her own. She worked as a labourer on the fields in her village but hardly earned any money.

She needed to work every day to even get enough money for three meals. As she was getting older, she began to find it more difficult to exert herself. They family's income was getting over and Sarala did not know how to keep them going.

When the NGO Manav Vikas visited her village, they understood Sarala's situation. They knew that providing her an easier way to earn money would help her support herself and her family. So they got her two insured goats and trained her in goat rearing.

After a small learning curve, Sarala began to understand the new occupation. Today, she sells goat milk and manure for a steady income of Rs. 3000 every month. She leads a peaceful life and has become a role model for those in her village.

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There are over 100 widows who live in the areas in and around the town of Sagar, in conditions of extreme poverty. The organization helps such widows purchase livestock - a goat, cow or a buffalo. These animals provide a source income for the widowed woman.

A grant of Rs.5000 to Rs.10000 is given depending on the need of the widows and the livestock she wishes to purchase. The widow uses an equal share of her money in the purchases and also pays for the insurance of the livestock, which is close to 13% of the cost of purchase. In 2014-15 the program was extended to include needy women, who weren't widows as well.

The scope of the grant was also increased beyond buying livestock. Women could purchase items to set up a petty shop in their village as an income generation activity.

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About The NGO

Manav Vikas Seva Sangh
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Manav Vikas Seva Sangh

Manav Vikas Seva Sangh (MVSS) is the official development organization of Catholic Diocese of Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India. As an agency, MVSS works for the establishment of a society that is based on truth, cooperation, justice, equality, love, and brotherhood.

While dedicating itself to the service of the humanity, MVSS took the resolution to offer its services to the poor regardless of their caste, ethnicity, creed, and religion. They have implemented 65 development projects in the last 24 years with the assistance of national and international development support organizations. Presently they are working on 13 projects of varying sizes which bring positive changes to the lives of 18200 households in 84 villages and 8 slums.

Apart from these, MVSS also works with 1030 prisoners, 2772 school teachers, and 507 doctors. MVSS has been ceaselessly and vigorously striving to provide a voice to the voiceless, power to the powerless, and resources to the deprived by steadfastly adhering to right-based approach.

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Ngo Founder
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Fr Thomas Philip

Area of Operation
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Income generating | women

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Madhya Pradesh

Manav Vikas Seva Sangh has

provided financial help to 75 underprivileged women

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2015: Spirit of Humanity

2015: Best Hub Coordinator

2015: CII National Food Safety Awards

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Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

23 May, 2019

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Program Update

Manav Vikas Seva Sangh (MVSS) is a Human Development NGO. It was registered as a society on 26th December, 1989 under M.P. Firms and Societies Act. We are working for the development of Poor, Vulnerable, Deprived, Marginalized, Tribal and economically weaker section of the society since 1989. MVSS strongly care about their Food Security, Agricultural Farming, health & hygiene, Literacy & education, Water & sanitation, Livelihood & alternative source of income, Women empowerment & gender equality etc. In a nation like India, women are generally treated as second-class citizens and seen as someone to look after the home and bear children. The women and girls are mostly involved in household chores and do not interfere or not allowed to interfere in most of the household affairs. But in most of the Indian villages, the women and girls are very hard working and always busy with the agricultural field for their daily food. In view of the financial constraints that a family faces, "WOMEN FARMER LED FOOD SECURITY" program will boost to empower the women, and community at large. It will also help them to raise their voice against the ill treatment accorded to them within the family or outside. Hence, this food security program will enable the rural women and girls to learn and enhance their skills, enhancing their confidence level by making themselves self-reliant.

Story from the field

Shrimati Kusum is the wife of late Mr. Dhanoo and resides with her neighbour Srimtai Shanthi Bhai wife of Late Mr. Damodar Patel, in bachloan village of Bararu Sagar district, Madhya Pradesh. Kusum is 44 years of age and Shanthi is 41 years old and stays with 2 sons and 1 daughter. Shanthi Bai lost her husband in 2008. These widows found it very difficult to get a day’s food for themselves and also to feed their children. Every day they both used to go and find labour and in the day’s hot season, tamper their body with heat and sweat. Then also they could not provide much for their families’ needs. Even Suicide was not an option for these hard going women. They came to know about MVSS providing help to widows. Along with them 9-10 other widows came together and approached MVSS on 22nd December asking for help. After investigating their matter and background 7 were selected and provided with the cheques of Rs 5000 each to start a business which will earn them at least for daily living. Kusum and Shanthi has opted for starting a petty shop, buying grocery items at wholesale rate and selling at retail price. She carries her items as mobile and tries to reach house to house selling goods and earning handsomely. Now she need not feel the cry of her children and walk miles in the heat in search of work. She is thankful to MVSS for the support rendered through Give India and eagerly suggests many other to take help to stand on their own feet.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date270
Village/City/State where project is locatedSagar
Total Budget for the project for FY18-19250000
Total Expenses for the project YTD250000

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