India is home to 40% of the world's poor, more than the entire population of North America and Europe. The Asian Development Bank estimates that two out of three Indians live below the Poverty Line. Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) works to reduce poverty; changing lives and creating choices for the poorest communities in rural India.
Activities include: I) Promoting and nurturing Self-Help Groups (SHGs) of poor women and strengthening them as organisations to leverage institutional finances for members' livelihoods. ii) Developing and introducing locally suitable economic activities to increase productivity and incomes among SHG members; building synergistic collaboration with stakeholders. iii) Mobilizing finances for livelihood assets and infrastructure from government bodies, donors, banks, and other financial institutions.
PRADAN's work reaches out to over 3.5 million poor families across 117 Blocks in 37 districts. PRADAN professionals, work with over 700,226 families in 7,920 villages across 7 of the poorest states in India. They also initiated 56,500 Women's Self-Help Groups (SHGs). A majority of the families that PRADAN works with belong to the Schedule Tribes and Schedule Castes.
Income Rs110 cr
Expense Rs108 cr
Source : Audit Report 2018
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