Shramik Bhartis activities are primarily aimed at eradicating poverty with emphasis on empowering women and disadvantaged communities. It is currently working with 165 slums communities of Kanpur and reaching out to around 1 million people. The organizations initiatives are designed to create self-sustainability and capabilities amongst its beneficiaries, both individually and as a community. Its vision is Sustainable living with equal opportunities for all.
Shramik Bharti implements strategies through three thematic centres:
1) Centre for Livelihood & Microfinance: The focus of this centre is to strengthen livelihood systems of the poor to keep them meaningfully occupied, in a sustainable manner, with dignity. The centre thematically intervenes in farm and non-farm sectors to identify critical gaps and develop contextually viable options for livelihood strengthening of the poor. Various programs on Sustainable Agriculture, Biogas, Sponsor a Grandparent, Waste land development, Rain water harvesting etc. are conducted here.
2) Centre for Community Health: The centre focuses on preparing communities on preventive health perspectives especially for new-borns, maternal health and physically challenged sections of the poor. The centre thematically intervenes on developing community based effective response systems for sustained impact.
3) Centre for Grass root Democracy: The centre focuses on preparing community and elected leaders for responsible, transparent and democratic governance of grass root institutions, focussing on strengthening local self-governance at grass root.
Waqt Ki Awaaz, Community Radio Station: Waqt Ki Awaaz, a radio station, is a medium of communication and dialogue, information and knowledge sharing platform, entertainment, action for empowerment, equity and equality in the villages. It regularly broadcasts programs on social, cultural and livelihood issues and reaches in about 300 villages covering a population of about 300,000. It works completely on solar energy.
Incubation of Community Based Organizations: Small affinity groups of underprivileged women in neighbouring communities, with help of Shramik Bharti’s capacity building and guidance, have organized themselves into 1,286 SHGs which have further organized themselves into 7 federations having over 20,000 members and these are now taking shape into Community Based Organizations managed by the elected leaders from the groups. The prime area these federations are working towards are water, sanitation, hygiene, sustaining agricultural practices, solar lantern charging stations, solar micro grid and awareness on social issues like domestic violence, health etc.