Provide a one -time grant to a very poor woman for an income generation activity, INR 5000

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Manav Vikas Seva Sangh is established for the welfare of the community without the distinction of caste, creed, religion, race or other limiting considerations, for the betterment of the poor by rendering holistic services in order to make people aware of their rights and duties as well as to develop leadership so that they can inculcate the values of truth, justice, equality, love, co-operation and brotherhood, so that they shall be liberated from social evils like casteism, communalism etc.

The Basics

There are many widows who live in the areas around Sagar town. These widows are extremely poor. The NGO helps such widows purchase livestock (a goat, cow or a buffalo).

How It Works

• These animals provide a small income for the widowed woman to carry on day-to-day.
• A Grant is given depending on the need of the widow and the livestock she wishes to purchase.
• The widow puts an equal share of the money in the purchase and also pays for the insurance of the livestock.
• In 2014-15, the programme was extended to include other needy women.
• The scope of the grant was also increased beyond buying livestock.
• Women could purchase items to set up a petty shop in their village as an income generation activity.


• 3 years – Period of time for which the insurance is valid
• 13% - Percentage of cost which is paid by the widows as insurance for the livestock
• Rs. 5,000-Rs. 10,000 – The amount of money which is provided as a grant to the widow

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Towards purchase of items for petty shop or part fund the cost of buying a buffalo (through cheque) 5000.00
Remaining cost is borne by the beneficiary 0.00
Unit Price 5000
Total 5000
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Story of Sarala
Sarala is a widow who lived in the fringes of society whom cares about. Her husband had died of cancer. She had four children. Due to lack of nutrition her eldest son died. She worked as a daily laborer in the fields until she was unable to due to ill health. She and her three children got by somehow with the help of others. The Manav Vikas team went to that particular village for a survey of TB and met this lady at home. The particular issue was brought into the notice of the MVSS core team.
The core team tried to find some aid for this poor widow. The team came to a consensus that MVSS would provide a pair of goats to her for rearing. Necessary training goat rearing was also provided. The goats were insured by the institution and the time to time monitoring was done.
Though initially she had some problems in rearing but now she has become a model farmer in her village. She stared selling milk, manure as well as kid goats to others. At present she earns about Rs. 3000 per month and gets by.

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