Institution promotion

Self – Help Groups – Women Farmers working towards economic self sufficiency – Our major focus while working with SHGs is on strengthening livelihoods by building the capacities of our SHG leaders and members on agri based activities; to promote savings, help in financial inclusion; diversify livelihoods, build forums and federations of SHGs and finally address issues of women’s subordination and intra household distribution of resources.The table below shows the total number of SHGs, their members; Cluster level Forums (CLF) and their members we work with:

SlName of LocationSHg No.SHg membersCLF NosCLF Members
1Papadahandi B7077,01984646
2Papadahandi A3534,04816132
3Nabarangpur B50455754504
7Boipariguda A2853,13614256
8Boipariguda B3853,99551385
9Boriguma A28929206615
10Boriguma B8689,37393868
16Thuamul Rampur2783,0679672

Harsha Trust also works in building self sustaining SHG federations in four Blocks of Koraput and Nabarangpur districts of Odisha since 2017. In this project we aim at building three self-sustained block level women federations comprising 1,500 women SHGs impacting 15,000 rural women from marginalized communities (Adivasi, Dalit and Socially and Economically Backward Communities). These block level institutions work on agency enhancement, responsive governance and improving livelihoods; and also take up issues of inequity, discrimination and violence within and outside homes.