Shripur Mahila-O-Khadi Unnayan Samiti (SMOKUS)
SUB SECTOR: Empowerment
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 32 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Ms. Gopa Banerjee, President Ms. Susama Soren, Vice President
Ms. Jaba Bhatacharjee, Secretary Ms Taimuna Khatun, Asst. Secretary
Ms Tama Gosawami, Treasurer Ms Rekha Sarkar, Memeber
Ms Rina Natta Barman, Member Ms Rani Kisku, Member
Ms Jyotsna Barman, 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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Shripur Mahila-O-Khadi Unnayan Samiti (SMOKUS) is a female-led organisation that works to ensure womens representation in decision-making processes, including control over resources, prevention of violence against women, and child protection. Their mission is to build up a cadre of socially conscious youth in the field of community development through capacity building, mainstreaming, and strengthen civil society partnership by enhancing participation, contributing to policy, and stimulating action.

Their activities include:

  • Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Program: PACS is an initiative of the UK Government’s Department for International Development, in partnership with civil society. It helps the socially excluded communities (scheduled castes/tribes, women, people living with disabilities) to claim their rights and entitlements more effectively. This program aims to reduce poverty in the poorest regions of the country through long-term and sustainable interventions which include – (i) Ensuring alternative livelihood options for marginalised communities and families, especially women, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. (ii) Increasing access for pregnant and lactating mothers from tribal communities to maternal health services under the Janani Suraksha Yojana maternal health scheme including ante-natal and post-natal care. (iii) Increasing access to institutional health services. (iv) Increasing non-discriminatory access for women and children under the Integrated Child Development Services program. (v) Encouraging formation of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and organising capacity building workshops.
  • Terre des Hommes (TDH) Suisse: SMOKUS has been actively working on anti–trafficking issues and reduction of unsafe migration through establishment of good governance. TDH seeks to educate youth to work towards a society which encourages sustainable development. The programme activities include – (i) Formation of village level safety network system. (ii) Providing ‘Safe Migration Help Card’ to migrants to prevent trafficking. (iii) Developing a Child Resource Centre and setup of Village Resource & Information Centre. (iv) Strengthening SHGs. (v) Advocacy and networking initiatives.
  • Prevention of Parent To Child Transmission (PPTCT): The objective of the partnership for this project is to prevent HIV transmission among pregnant/lactating mothers and their children and mitigate the impact of HIV by Expanding access to testing, Counselling and prevention of parent to child transmission services, Strengthening inter-program linkages, and Integrating HIV Services with the general health system.
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Source : Audit Report 2015
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