Manjari Foundation values its supporters without whom it would not have been possible to start the journey and accomplish what we have achieved till date. We have received and continue to receive support from esteemed organizations and spirited individuals who share our belief and purpose. We would like to acknowledge with gratitude a few of Manjari’s long standing supporters.
Our institutional sponsors have actively supported many of our livelihood programs to help deprived women lead a life of dignity and self-respect.
Centre for microFinance, Jaipur
Centre for microFinance (CmF) is an autonomous organization registered under the Rajasthan Societies Act, 1958. It came into existence in 2005 in response to the need for an agency to guide the growth of microFinance and particularly, community-based microFinance in Rajasthan.
Hindustan Zinc and Vedanta Foundation
HZL is a leading metal company in India;HZL has integrated ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) with its objective of operational excellence and sustainability. HZL is supporting us for women “Sakhi a flagship program for empowerment endeavor in six locations of Rajasthan”. The core focuses of HZL CSR interventions are to transform the lives of communities located around HZL operations. The thematic areas that HZL focuses are Education, Sustainable Livelihoods, Women’s Empowerment, Health, Water & Sanitation, Sports & Culture, Environment and Community Development.
The Tata Trusts are amongst India’s oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations. The funds have been deployed towards a whole range of community development programmes across the country, for over a 100 years now. Since its inception, the Tata Trusts have played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of charity and introducing the concept of philanthropy to make a real difference to communities. Through grant-making, direct implementation and co-partnership strategies, the Trusts support and drive innovation in the areas of natural resources management; education; healthcare and nutrition; rural livelihoods; enhancing civil society and governance; media, arts, crafts and culture; and diversified employment.
Established in 1983, PRADAN is a pioneer in SHG based livelihood development in the country that is working in the poorest districts across seven states in India. PRADAN is our key mentor who has helped set to motion the Manjari model. Their decades of expertise in promoting and nurturing Self-Help Groups (SHGs) of poor women and strengthening them as organisations, leveraging institutional finances, developing locally viable economic activities and increasing productivity through technical inputs, have built the platform that Manjari wishes to develop and expand. Manjari Foundation is in the process of taking over the operations at Dholpur from PRADAN. This will help reaching out to more deprived families in coming years.
Dr. Umesh Agarwal
Dr. Agarwal has over 38 years of experience that spans working at the grass-roots with the non-profit organizations like PRADAN and also with the Government of Rajasthan. In his uniquely diverse career, he has worked as Block Development officer (BDO), Animal Husbandry Extension Officer, Veterinary Assistant Surgeon and in-charge of Veterinary Hospital, and as Joint Director of the livestock and veterinary department Govt. of Rajasthan. Currently he is based in Jaipur, working as an officer on special duty with vice-chancellor of Veterinary University, Bikaner.
Dr. Agarwal has deep expertise in cattle breeding, goat keeping, breed farms, land and water management, watershed development, community mobilization, poultry farm and hatchery unit management, milk-meat-wool production, planning, supervision and monitoring of state plans for livestock development. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from Veterinary University, Bikaner.
One of the fundamental building blocks of the Manjari model is the Women’s Organizations. Mobilizing rural women into local Organizational Units like SHGs, Clusters and Federations has been Manjari’s main strategy to achieve its mission. These organizations become partners of Manjari and they anchor and sustain the development work locally. These partner organizations provide guidance, support and assistance to women in their local areas and help identify, develop and promote home-based enterprises among its members. In Dholpur district, as of now there are several SaheliSangathans which are working as a partner with Manjari, these are as follows. Currently Manjari is attempting to expand its efforts & outreach in several more districts of Rajasthan by associating with more partner organizations.
|SaheliSamiti, Dholpur||Behind of Jagdish Marriage Home, Bari Road, Dholpur, Rajasthan|
|SaheliUnnnatiMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Dholpur||Behind of Jagdish Marriage Home, Bari Road, Dholpur Rajasthan||Dholpur, 16panchayats||37 VO, 436 SHGs|
|SaheliSankalpMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Saipau||Saipau Road, Dholpur Rajasthan||Saipau, 12panchayats||37 VO, 418 SHGs|
|SaheliSwarajMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Maniya||Maniya, Dholpur Rajasthan||Maniya, 10 Panchayats||21 VO, 318 SHGs|
|SaheliPragatiMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, BasaiNawab||BasaiNawab, Dholpur Rajasthan||BasaiNawab, 12 Panchayat||22 VO, 315 SHGs|
|Sakhi SaheliSamiti, Bari||Bari, Dholpur Rajasthan|
|SaheliVikasMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Bijauli||Bijauli, Bari, Dholpur Rajasthan||Bijauli cluster, 12 panchayat||28 VO, 279 SHGs|
|SaheliChetnaMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Bari||Bari, Dholpur, Rajasthan||Bari cluster, 15 panchayat||29 VO, 297 SHGs|
|SaheliUtthanMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Sanora||Sanora, Bari, Dholpur, Rajasthan||Sanora cluster, 14 panchayat||35 VO, 342 SHGs|
|SaheliShaktiMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti,||Kanchanpur, Bari, Dholpur, Rajasthan||Kanchanpur cluster||35 VO|
|Sangh for Empowerment & Livelihood (SAHELI)||Sarmathura, Baseri, Dholpur, Rajasthan|
|SaheliSamriddhiMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Baseri||Baseri, Dholpur, Rajasthan||Baseri cluster, 15 panchayat||35 VO, 350 SHGs|
|SaheliKiranMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Sarmathura||Sarmathura, Baseri, Dholpur, Rajasthan||Sarmathura cluster, 11 panchayat||29 VO, 269 SHGs|
|SaheliJyotiMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Barauli||Barauli, Sarmathura, Dholpur, Rajasthan||Barauli cluster, 9 panchayats||19 VO, 243SHGs|
|SaheliJagritiMahilaSarvangeenVikasSamiti, Timasiya||Timasiya, Baseri ,Dholpur, Rajasthan||Timasiya cluster, 15 panchayat||35 VO, 342 SHGs|
|SaheliSamiti, Dausa||Dausa, Rajasthan||Dausa, 40 panchayat||30 VO, 280 SHGs|
|Hanuman Van VikashSamiti, Debari, Udaipur||Debari, Udaipur Rajasthan||Debari|
|Apani Saheli Producer Company Ltd. Dholpur||Dholpur, Rajasthan||Dholpur, 34 Panchayat||1932 House Hold|