Mahila Sewak Samaj
SUB SECTOR: Livelihood
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 35 Years
Tax Benefit: No
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Mosarrat Kalim, President Ms. Sabiha Naaz, Secretary
Ms. Sanzida Khatoon, Treasurer Ms. Shanti Devi, Member
Ms. Shama Khanam, Member Ms. Sunita Devi, Member
Ms. Nasreen Bano, Member Ms. Asmat Ara, Member
Ms. Savitri Devi, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.5% Highest: 98.7% Lowest: 52.8%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs10 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Mahila Sewak Samaj (MSS), registered in 1987 in Bihar, began its operations to rehabilitate and help women who were worst affected by communal riots in Biharsharif, Bihar. Their activities soon diversified, and their mission is now to adopt a need-based strategy for the overall development of society with a special focus on poor and marginalised women.

Main activities include:

  • Livelihood Promotion Program: MSS is making efforts to improve the quality of livelihood opportunities available to the poor in Biharsharif, their area of operation. Since 2010, they have implemented a project to empower poor women through Self-Help Group (SHG) formation and livelihood promotion. In FY15, they conducted activities like village meetings, livelihood trainings, camps, workshop and providing knowledge about various government schemes like MNREGA, RTI, Gender rights, as part of their project. 60 women self-help groups comprising 640 poor and needy women have become functional &, self-operational as a result of their work. Bank accounts of all groups have been opened in banks, and training in livelihood activities has opened up diversified income generation opportunities for women groups.
  • Vocational Training Program: With the financial support of Marr Munning Trust, UK, MSS imparts vocational training to the poor women and adolescent girls of the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and minority community in Biharsharif. Women and girls are given training in apparel trades like readymade garment making, zari (borders on saris) and applique work. As part of this program, knowledge of marketing is also imparted to students.
  • Legal &, Health Awareness program: MSS has collaborated with the National Commission for Women (NCW), New Delhi to enable women and girls in Bihar to know their legal rights and to understand the procedure and methods of better access to the legal system and it camps are held for the same. MSS also holds awareness camps on women',,s health and RTI programs.
  • Environmental Awareness program: Through this program, participants are provided information on important environmental issues like climate change, global warming and pollution control. Plantation activity is also undertaken by the villagers.
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Source : Audit Report 2015