Nageshwara Charitable Trust (NCT) has as its main objective generation of self-employment in rural areas, women empowerment, tribal development, and health & sanitation.
Some of their projects are:
Aarogyala Yojana (Loan based rural sanitation): NCT has implemented this program with support from NABARD. NCT has supported over 8,700 SHG members from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh (MP). Loan is provided to Self-Help Groups (SHG) members and technical support to construct toilets. Toilet availability has helped improve health and hygiene standards and reduced money being spent on treatment of various diseases. The women SHG members repay loans promptly, helping NCT service the loans. In a separate program – Domex Toilet Academy, supported by Unilever – NCT trains rural entrepreneurs in toilet construction and sanitation support.
Promotion of Self-Help Groups: NCT is implementing an ambitious 5,000 SHG-Bank linkage program for NABARD in MP. The NGO has promoted over 4,421 SHGs as of March 2015. The trust also provides small loans to these SHGs from its Micro Finance portfolio. NCT also gets support for its Microfinance Activity from State Bank of India and Rashtriya Mahila Koch. Apart from these ongoing programs, NCT has promoted 10,000 SHGs in 4 districts of Maharashtra and 3 districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Honey Project under UPNRM: NCT supports over 400 traditional tribal honey collectors through systematic training, collection, processing, and marketing of wild honey collected from tribal areas. The honey is sold under the brand name ‘Vanamrut’. In FY15, NCT marketed processed honey worth Rs 17.22 lakhs for the Honey Collector’s Association.
Wadi Projects under Tribal Development Fund: NCT supports tribal families to develop one acre of orchard. Along with this they are also supported in soil conservation, water resource development, and capacity building. It has managed to generate employment and implement various income generating projects for the tribal community in Maharashtra, MP and Chhattisgarh. Currently, NCT has 16 wadi projects covering 333 villages.
Watershed Development: NCT is implementing 4 watershed development projects in MP & Chhattisgarh.
NCT has won several awards from NABARD and one from State Bank of India in FY07.
Income Rs3 cr
Expense Rs3 cr
Source : Audit Report 2015
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