Building Institutions
 

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 movement.
 

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” and “reachout”. 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 including agro-processing.

  • 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 Organizations.

  • 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.

 

The organization has hired professional and technical support in the context of Institutional Development & Information Technology Collaboration with renowned organizations like

  • Sa-Dhan, New 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 knowhow.

  • Microsave, Lucknow – provides training to staff and workers in knowing the process and developing in house policies.
     


 



 

Samarthan realises that there still are un-served needs of the target clientele, which it can fulfill in future. Some such needs identified by Samarthan are

  • Micro-enterprise loan

  • Housing loan

  • Emergency loan

  • Family loan for marriage, education and consumption

  • Agriculture and Livestock loan

  • Remittance 

  • Savings.

WHAT WE DO

Women Empowerment and Gender Justice

Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Programme

Agriculture

Health, Nutrition and Sanitation





# Mahila Sabha Mutual Benefit Trust
# Mahila Sabha on Women Empowerment
# Mahila Sabha at a glance
# Bank linkage and Revolving Funds
# Training and Skill Building

# Promotion of Food Security Through System of Rice Intensification

# Promotion of Vegetable Cultivation (Potato & Tomato)

# Promotion of Micro Irrigation Scheme (DRIP)

# Promotion of Tasar, Spinning, Reeling & Weaving Training for Leaf Plate Making

# Vermi Compost and Organic Manuring

# Natural Resource Generation
# Sustainable Cultivation
# Wadi Programme
# Farmers Club
# Early Interventions
# Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
# Health Status of Tribal People
# Health Insurance
# Baseline Survey
# Community Health and Nutrition
 
  ** Maternal and Child Health Care
   
** School Health Programme
   
** Awareness Generation
   
** Capacity Building of TBAs and Local
        Practitioners




Advocacy and Lobby

Education

Building Institutions

Human Resource Development Strategy





  #Human Resource Development
  **Awareness Building
  **Establishment of Non Formal Education 
Centres
#Impact of Education
#Major Intervention in Education
#Greenwood Public School
#Strategy and approach
   
Child Development      
         
       

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