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Sanjeevani Institute Of Empowerment And Development
A spin-off sister organisation of WOTR, the Sanjeevani Institute of Empowerment and Development (SIED) was established in May 2007 with the objective of focusing on the implementation of projects in rural Maharashtra. Its preference is for the tribal and backward regions especially where the environment is degraded. The thematic areas addressed are poverty reduction, natural resource regeneration and management, livelihood development, and community and institutional development.
The head office of SIED is at Aurangabad. It has 10 project cluster offices at Ahmednagar district (Ahmednagar & Sangamner), Amravati, Aurangabad, Dhule district (Pimpalner), Jalna district (Bokhardan and Jaffrabad), Pune district (Shirur), Wardha district (Karanja) and Yeotmal. Currently SIED is implementing 88 projects independently and some in collaboration with WOTR.
Sampada organises women into Self Help Groups (SHGs) and federates them into Apex Bodies (also called joint Women’s Committees or SMS for short) at the village level. These SHGs and their federations are organised around savings and credit operations to begin with, and graduate to undertaking various social developmental activities that impact, in particular, the area of health, sanitation and hygiene of children, individuals, families and the community.
These activities are organised in a manner that also facilitates the mainstreaming of women in the decision-making process in the village. We provide rural women an access to credit through small loans for Self help groupsentrepreneurial livelihood and consumption purposes through their SHGs and SMS. These loans are used and managed by the SHGs themselves. A part of the service charge is given to the SMS so that gradually a fund, at the village level under the control of the women themselves, is built up.
The SHG members and the rural youth are provided traiBaalwadining, guidance and escort services for undertaking of various income generating and livelihood activities. They are also helped to access the formal financial network and also provided the forward and backward linkages along with market-related information. Sampada Trust has provided a retail urban outlet, Amhi Leki Ahilechya, for the sale of the products of rural SHGs and artisans at Ahmednagar.
- Watershed Development with a “Climate Change Adaptation” Angle: an Orientation & Exposure on July 9, 2013
- Training in Technical Aspects of Watershed & Ecosystems Management on July 31, 2013
- A Visual Integrator Planning for development in a Climate Change Adaptation Context on August 20, 2013
- Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction on September 24, 2013
- Assessing Vulnerability to Climate Change for Development Planning on October 22, 2013