Development of institutions and organisational capabilities in an
underdeveloped economy and strengthening the delivery system for
development programmes are key to deal effectively with problems
of development and redistributive justice. These institutions also
serve as the mechanism to monitor the progress of voluntary effort
in various sectors. An organization with its institutions can make
tremendous contributions in people's participation both in
financial terms and through beneficiary support. To accomplish the
task Badlao Foundation has formed five such institutions.
This philosophy in fact inspired the Foundation to undertake
formation of Mahila Sabhas and instituting Mahila Sabha
Mutual Benefit Trust. The Mahila Sabhas would be the
vanguard for any development programme as it is crucial for the
empowerment of the society but MBT is a people initiative; a
Yet another institution is Samarthan
Weakling Development Foundation, known as Samarthan. It started on
a very tiny scale during 2007 with disbursement of small loans to
few families but has succeeded to take a concrete shape to ensure
and bring about significant change and improvement in quality of
the life of poor people. Within a period of just 3 years (May 2007
to March 2010), Samarthan has grown from scratch to a level of
having 2940 members organised under traditional Self Help Groups (SHGs)
of 15 to 20 members and 423 Grameen Joint Liability Groups (JLGs)
model of five members per group. Samarthan is one of the very few
organisations in the State which has served the SHGs and JLGs. The
tribal question is becoming more and more intense. The government
initiatives and projects instead of strengthening the local level
agricultural economy and micro entrepreneurship relying on land
based activity or alternate employment to boost lean agricultural
season employment simply doled out the fund.
This failed to create small savings and also accumulate capital in
poor agricultural families that have very little alternatives but
to borrow from the moneylenders by mortgaging their lands. The programmes suffer due to the absence of basic element of “connect”
The mission has been to empower the economically disadvantaged
people for social transformation through effective and efficient
financial services with participatory approach in a transparent
and sustainable manner.
Make concerted efforts to improve
living standards of the target groups through Micro Finance.
Extend & expand Awareness Programmes
promoting skills in various fields like Agriculture, Horticulture,
land & Water Conservation and Animal Husbandry.
Promote Rural and village industries
Improve Sanitation, Nutrition, Health
and Family Welfare.
Expand Information Technology,
Education and Vocational training.
Plan, assist, execute and provide
consultancy services and finance directly or indirectly through
Cooperatives, Micro Finance Institutions or Community
Provide assistance in tactical
management by imparting training in specialized skills,
information & training relating to administration, production,
processing, storage, transport, marketing, distribution,
diversification, research and development as also in maintenance
of accounts to any individual, firm, co-operative society, public
or local authority.
has hired professional and technical support in the context of
Institutional Development & Information Technology Collaboration
with renowned organizations like
Delhi – Providing latest information on MFI Sector in India, the
scope of transformations and collaborations and tie up.
BASIX – Hyderabad
– Software up date system, maintenance support & technical
Lucknow – provides training to staff and workers in knowing the
process and developing in house policies.
that there still are un-served needs of the target clientele,
which it can fulfill in future. Some such needs identified by