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"Tribal families were engaged as landless labour, daily wage workers, etc. which led to economic hardships and debt at usurious interest rates. SNSF’s SHG (Self Help Group) was created to generate income from livestock.” - Muktidham Mahila Bachat Gat

2 September, 2019 | Health and Rural Development
Members were trained in rearing goats, goat feed production, record keeping and monthly meetings. The SHG secured a Rs. 40,000 loan from Bank of Maharashtra (Karanjali branch). Following initial success, SHG members mobilised another loan of Rs. 2.5 lakhs coupled with a Rs. 1.25 lakhs subsidy from the Government.Readmore

Balvinder Kaur, 37, Parwanoo rises for social service

2 September, 2019 | Health and Rural Development
Balvinder, an ambitious and sincere woman, had her fair share of struggles following the demise of her father at an young age. She grew up watching her mother trying to make ends meet for a family of eight.Readmore

“Illiterate, she borrowed at higher interest rates to address daily needs. SNSF gathered Sanwer women to create an SHG (Self Help Group).” - Prembai

2 September, 2019 | Health and Rural Development
Prem bai joined and was given a loan to start a juice shop on the road to Bhopal. After six months of financial literacy training, the SHG was linked to the bank. Readmore

Established easy access to clean water for the residents of Village Jhambulpada, Nashik

7 June, 2019 | Health and Rural Development
Village Jhambulpada is located 50-55 kms from Nashik city in the Trimbakeshwar block. SNSF began work in this village in 2011 wherein the dry period in the village extended from 9-10 months in a year.Readmore

“Vocational and life skills have brightened my future prospects.” - Abhay Kumar

20 February, 2018 | Skill Development
Abhay Kumar is confident that the practical hands-on technical training, along with the life skills and spoken English classes, will build his academic qualifications and make him a far more employable person. As a young professional of a new India, he looks forward to the future with optimism and confidence. Readmore

“I have learnt to earn with dignity.” - Prasanta Kumar Behera

20 January, 2018 | Skill Development
“I have learnt to earn with dignity and I want to encourage other rural youth to do so,” says Prasanta Kumar Behera of Orissa. When even ITI training failed to gain him a decent job, it was SNSF that led him to a well-paying job with a reputed company in Gurugram through a combo course, spoken English classes coupled with basic computer skills. Today, he is not only supporting himself, but also paying back the loan taken for his education by his impoverished parents.Readmore

“My determination drives me to improve the standard of living for my family.” - Pooja Nagarkoti

18 January, 2018 | Education
Pooja, a teenager married even before she came of age, could never have dreamt that she would one day be able to help her husband buy a two-wheeler! Education and training allowed her to fulfil her dreams. Today, she is a proud partner of her husband, sharing family responsibilities with confidence, and helping raise the standard of living for her family. Readmore

“From a disillusioned failure, I have become an optimistic youth.” - Saurabh Bhagel

19 October, 2017 | Health and Rural Development
Saurabh Baghel, a youngster from a poor family of Uttar Pradesh, was disillusioned by the early failure of his first venture and had to give up on his hopes of pursuing a higher education. It was at this juncture that the JIVIKA MAST KPA programme appeared as a beacon of hope and guided him towards a brighter future. Equipped with technical knowledge, life skills and the confidence to speak English, he is all set to fulfil his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Readmore

“From a state of helpless despair, I have been able to achieve financial security.” - Tulsi

3 February, 2016 | Education
Despite minimal education, Tulsi has succeeded in earning not only a livelihood but the respect of her family and community. How? She first underwent the SNSF beauty training course and then the advanced beauty course. The result: from a state of helpless despair, she has been able to achieve financial security.Readmore

Infrastructure support and remedial coaching to school children in Manesar, Gurugram

3 February, 2015 | Education
When a boys’ Government school in Manesar reported 34% performance by Grade 10 students in 2015, the reasons were ascribed to poor infrastructure, insufficient teaching aids, student attitude and low attendance.Readmore

Life has changed for Rekha, 21, Jodhalli, Karnataka

3 February, 2015 | Skill Development
Hailing from a poverty-stricken family in the Kanavihonnapur village of Dharwad district, Rekha took up the tailoring course offered by SNSF in 2016.Readmore

Facilitates skill development programme for underprivileged sections of the society

3 February, 2015 | Skill Development
Jyoti is 22 years old, native of Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh living in Gurugram with her mother and two elder brothers. Her mother is a worker in a garment factory. Her father deserted her family when Jyoti was only 5-6 months old. Readmore

“SNSF helped me change my mindset and pursue a career.” - Seema

3 February, 2015 | Skill Development
Hailing from a conservative Rajasthani family, Seema encountered stiff resistance not only from her parents but also her educated younger brothers, when she wanted to undergo technical training and get herself a job. She met other girl students as well as alumni members to make her case and was finally able to convince her family. Today, she is thoroughly enjoying the intensive training course that she’s a part of and looks forward to bagging a job eventually.Readmore

“SNSF helped a young girl like me achieve her dream of having a successful career.” - Reetu

11 July, 2013 | Skill Development
Two courses in auto mechanics helped Reetu not only to achieve her dream of a successful career - a good salary, a holistic work environment and ample scope for professional growth. What’s more is that is her success has motivated her younger brother to follow her footsteps. Readmore