A model for CSR engagement

Aligning with the goals of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rules under the section 135, Schedule VII of Companies Act 2013, Manjari Foundation has developed a CSR model that enables active partnerships with corporate and business houses to bring about sustained transformation in the lives of underserved communities.

Why a corporate should partner with us?

India has more than six lakh villages that are home to more than 70% of its population.  Women remain the most vulnerable group within rural society. Indian rural women lack opportunities for their social advancement and financial independence. This calls for a holistic intervention that can address all facets of their issues. 

Manjari Foundation's vision is to “empower women to lead change”. This vision has been backed by well planned interventions in the areas of women's institutions, livelihoods, healthcare, education, gender equality and natural resource management.  With the support of our Corporate CSR partners, we have been able to demonstrate the success of our CSR model for engagement in bringing about social transformation.

With a vision to serve 5 lakh (0.5 million) families in the next 5 years we are constantly and consistently putting our best foot forwardWe invite Corporates to partner with us in our journey to empower rural women and the communities they inhabit - a step in the direction of nation building.

 

We have devised a 7-step model of CSR engagement 

  1. Needs Assessment - A detailed resource-mapping to understand ground realities and facilitate communities to identify their own needs. 
  2. Mobilisation -  Mobilise women into well functioning Self Help Groups (SHGs) and further into Village Organisations (VOs) and block-level Federations. 
  3. Asset Creation and Resource Management - A well-functioning institutional framework enables savings, access to credit, creation of enterprise and efficient conservation and management of natural resources.  
  4. Livelihood Support- Agriculture, dairy and textile production units provide employment to SHG women. Regular technical support to farmers and livestock rearers enables them to  improve productivity and  incomes. 
  5. Market Linkages - Connecting farmers, and producer groups to the outside world is indispensable for attaining higher and sustained returns. 
  6. Rights and Governance - SHGs, VOs and Federations together serve as a powerful collective voice and engines of social change.
  7. Empowerment - An ideal phase when communities and their organisations reach an optimal level of functioning and sustain developmental outcomes. 

Scope of partnership

  • Formulating and designing projects for direct implementation on women empowerment, livelihood, enterprises development, climate change, education, health, nutrition, youth development, governance, disaster management and women's institution-building.
  • Partnering for campaigns aimed at reaching out to multiple stakeholders rural communities, government and other partners.
  • Partnering with organisations to build capacities and strengthen efficacy of existing projects.
  • Facilitating exposure, trainings, workshops and events for cross learning and hsowcasing best practices
  • Conducting research, impact studies and documentation for designing and evaluating efficacy of projects.
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