Darshana Mahila Kalyan Samiti is engaged in accelerating social development by providing microfinance services, livelihood and enterprise development, women empowerment and social equity and market linkages and marketing support.
Some of their main themes were as follows:
Grassroots Institution Building: Darshana works to establish, train, evaluate, and modify Self-Help Groups with the help of regular training of group members and regular follow ups for the betterment of the community.
Microfinance Services: The organisation links with banks and other financial institutions in order to make loans and provide credit to Self-Help Groups. Darshana conducts the Tejaswini Rural Women Empowerment Programme in about 120 villages of Rajnagar and Bijawar under which women have access to income generation resources and availability of micro credit and livelihood related requirements.
Livelihood and Enterprise Development: They conduct trainings for the community in income generating activities, such as enterprise development, agriculture and management. It runs a goat husbandry program to enhance productivity and improve family income.
Market Linkages and Marketing Support: Darshana serves as a link to business development services in product development, market and technology research for Self-Help Groups.
Women’s Empowerment and Social Equity: The organisation works to spread awareness on education, health, hygiene, child care, women’s empowerment, legal literacy, and government welfare schemes thereby sensitizing and enabling the community to work towards their rights. They run the Axshya (TB - Free) Project to create awareness about tuberculosis in 30 villages of Panna.
Income Rs3 cr
Expense Rs2 cr
Source : Audit Report 2014
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