Manjari Corner
Exposure visit organised for 52 entrepreneurial farmers under the Udhmita Vikas Program (DS Group). CIRG द्वारा आयोजित Goat Enterpreneur Development Training Program में सरमथुरा क्षेत्र से अनुसूचित जनजाति की 50 बकरी पालक किसानो ने भाग लिया. Successful workshops conducted in Jawar and SRC (Udaipur), to spread awareness about the PoSH Act, 2013. भिकमपुर मड़ावरा में कृषि पाठशाला में किसानों को जीवामृत के बारे में बताया गया. 40 women successfully completed the GYB (Grow Your Business) training under the Second Chance Education Project with a focus on our new individual enterprises. प्रोजेक्ट J.K Tyres के अंतर्गत नूराबाद गांव में 20 महिलाओं द्वारा सहेली संगम समिति का गठन किया गया और महिलाओं द्वारा अध्यक्ष, सचिव, कोषाध्यक्ष का सहमति पूर्ण चुनाव किया गया. Manjari wins the 'Excellence in CSR and sustainability award for women empowerment, at the 10th National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards. Manjari Foundation awarded with 'The CSR Universe Award' for community drinking water project.

SHGs made me realise the importance of ‘self’

SHGs made me realise the importance of ‘self’

SHGs made me realise the importance of ‘self’


Sushila Devi, a 28-year-old woman from Shivpura village, is a mother of the young boy. Tears roll down her cheeks when she narrates her story. She was very young when she got married. She wanted to continue her education, but it was hard for her because as her family was very conservative family. Girls would drop out of school as soon as they reached puberty. Despite the odds against her, Sushila did not give up on her dreams

The extraordinary journey

Sushila came to know about the Sakhi Project and was keen to participate. She attended the meetings and learned about the concept of SHGs. However, her reluctant in-laws would not allow her to step out of the house and join the group. Sushila was persistent with them, ad eventually her husband caved in and allowed her to join Tejaji Self Help Group.

The positive impact

Sushila was nominated as the Samuh Sakhi of her village by her SHG members. The process of selection of Samuh Sakhi is transparent and done on a rotational basis. The idea is to develop a second line of leadership and motivate the women to take charge of their community and village. She promoted the importance of small savings, and encouraged the women she interacted with in the village, to form self- help groups. She also helped other groups of her village in book keeping (a practice of recording and maintaining the daily accounts of the SHG) and writing work.

She has earned immense respect for herself, and especially the women in her village who are incredibly thankful to her for counselling and help.Today, the confident Sushila says, “I earn respect not only from others but also from my husband and in-laws. This is the biggest achievement of my life”.