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

Our Supporters

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.

Institutional Sponsors

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.

CMF Website

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.

Hindustan Zinc Limited Website

TATA Trusts

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.

TATA Trusts Website



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.

Partner Organizations

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.

Organization Location Coverage Units
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
Kanchanpur 15 panchayat 349SHGs
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