Manjari Foundation - Developing women's organizations at the grassroots.

Harbingers of Change

nlike other villages of rural India, Lohagal village has also been electrified but darkness pervaded due to the less power of electricity. Every single person of the village was annoyed as they were suffering from many problems. The same problem sited by the women of such village. Few weeks ago in SHG “SHG Women’s collective […]

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A Change Agent

Ms. Kailashi Prajapat, 25 years old young women is a resident of Bhallon Ka Guda gram panchayat, Kurabad panchayat Samiti, Udaipur (Raj). Her ambitious and dreams always encourage her to move further despite various hurdles and bottlenecks which is common for the women like her. Since she could not continue her education after 8th standard […]

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Access to Government Scheme

336 SHG women from Zawar location mitigating risk by associating themselves with pradan mantri Jivan Bima Yojna and accessing benefits from such scheme The Government has launched various schemes and porgramme for the upliftment of women and community but impact of these initiatives is not visible. Few months back the same was the case of women from Zawar […]

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Transforming Lives

“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Awareness is the ability to perceive, to feel and understanding the things which is happening around us. Here we have our leader,” Pushpa “from small village of Lohagal who quickly understand things and encourages women of groups. She […]

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A life of respect

Seema bheel a dalit women living in shivpura village has struggled to emerge from extreme poverty to a life of respect.  Despite all odds she has   started her own business and installed an atta chakki (Flour mill Machine) in her village which not only raising her family’s economic condition but also solving the problem of […]

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Taking a New Pathway

If a woman is provided with an opportunity, she can do anything. One such woman, Bimla Devi from Bhallo Ka Guda setting an example among others by pursuing her dreams with the help of SHG. Bimla joined SHG named Jai Shree Mata Mahila Bachat Samuh under Sakhi project. Today her personal saving is Rs. 1700/- […]

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Towards a Better Life

Dreams of an entrepreneur always seeks the possibilities of making them come true – Anonymous As rightly said, indeed the will of one can easily make her dreams come true. A lady Rekha Malia from a small village of Lohagal being a washerwoman had a lot of dreams which were looking impossible to her due […]

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Slowly but surely; Life in our Village is changing for the better

Electricity the most basic rather essential things which we tend to take for granted are not easily available to people in rural areas. Kanpur one of the most backward villages of Girwa block of Rajasthan where people are struggling for such basic amenities. For us, life without electricity is most keenly felt in the street […]

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Towards a Clean and Healthy life

If water is life, sanitation is surely a `way of life’ and access’ to such facilities definitely has an impact on the quality of human life and health. On the one hand when the whole country is driving towards cleanliness, there are some people still going for open defection with no choice. One such woman […]

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Poverty to Prosperity

A women “Matiya Devi”, from small village of Makadwali wanting to serve her poor family with her least income had a poor financial condition. Her family depends on Farming & Animal Husbandry. Along with five children, it was hard to run a home because her husband does not do anything. Since she belongs to “Gurjar […]

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