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.

Street lights bring smiles to the people of Kanpur village

Street lights bring smiles to the people of Kanpur village

Street lights bring smiles to the people of Kanpur village

Electricity is the most basic that we take for granted. Even today, it is not easily available to many people in rural areas. Kanpur one such backward village in the Girwa block of Rajasthan where people are struggling for the most basic amenities.

For us, life without electricity is most keenly felt in the street at night.There have been many accidents, and we do not feel safe to step out either,” says Kamla Devi

Through the Sakhi project, Manjari foundation mobilised women into SHGs.For the first time in their lives, women got a platform to meet and discuss issues affecting them. They were even more motivated with the formation of the village’s first Village Organisation – Umang Gram Sangathan – which raised street lights as one of the major issues. In response, Manjari Foundation in collaboration with Frontier Market took an initiative and distributed street lights, home lights and smokeless chulhas (cookstoves) to SHG women. The women decided to install street lights outside the VO office, and in every helmet of village, accident prone areas and at the Nand Ghar where women hold their meetings.

“When the lights installed, there was a sense of excitement among the people.  Now after sunset our children can study, with the help of smokeless chulhas, women can cook safely and most importantly, we can walk around in the streets at night without any fear,” exclaim the villagers.

The VO has now decided to sell smokeless chulhas at Rs. 200 each and solar lights at Rs. 100 each. The money will be used to set up a revolving fund that will support individual members who want to borrow money

“Every evening when the lights glow in the street of Kanpur village, the face of villagers also light up with a smile.. Slowly but surely, life in our village is changing for the better” – Umang Gram Sangathan, Kanpur (Zawar)