Manjari Corner
In Sisona village, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, solar street lights installed as a part of the Focused Rural Development Project. Installed a solar pump for irrigation in Sitarganj (Uttarakhand) under the FRDP project. New Production house inaugurated in Nurabad, Muraina (MP), in collaboration with JK Tyres. Community Awareness Camp organized in 8 new villages in association with UN Women under 'Build Back Better' project. Goat Farmers Training conducted at Jara and Dangdiroli (Seondha) with KVK scientists. Training and animal feed distribution program organized at the Manjari office in Sarmathura, for 100 scheduled tribe goat farmers.

Covid-19 I Response

Emergency Humanitarian Relief Restoration of Economy Through Livelihood Promotion

In early 2020, the country faced an unprecedented disaster in the form of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) threat. As social distancing is the only solution to contain the spread of COVID-19, our government, on 22nd March 2020, announced a 21 days lockdown which was further extended till 3rd May 2020.

The lockdown had some serious economic and social impacts that threatened the very survival of marginalized & vulnerable people. Families dependent on daily wages for food & other essential items lost their livelihoods and could not access even the most essential food items.

In this difficult time, as a social development agency, our team conducted a rapid assessment of requirements in our project locations with local administration and accordingly planted our response teams on the ground.

Our Response To COVID-19

Phase 1

On-Ground Stories

Our intervention had three aspects – immediate humanitarian relief (ensuring food security through the distribution of essential items, awareness, sanitization, and PPE kits), access to services and entitlement (through active engagement with local administration), and economic restoration in the long run (through livelihoods promotion).

Community Kitchen

We set up a community kitchen in Dholpur, Datia, and Chittorgarh where we distributed over 15,000 food packets (700 packets per day.)


As the COVID-19 crisis continued to loom over us, the shortfall of masks & other essential items led to more panic. Our women at the textile units quickly learned how to make masks and produced over 78000 masks that were distributed to local communities.

No One Sleeps Hungry

Hunger is the biggest crime on earth, and no one should sleep hungry. Our team conceived the Sakhi food bank idea. We reached out to 60 villages and collected 8 tonnes of grain and essentials for distribution to needy families.

Seven Sutra Programme

Awareness Campaign Quadrantal Centre

Set Up A Community Kitchen

Distributed Food Kits

Built Capacities of Community Cadres

Distributed COVID Protection Kits

Community Food Banks

Supporting Local Administration

Our Testimonials

What People Say About Us

'Manjari’ literally translates to “seed of Tulsi”, a sacred Indian plant. When women mobilise themselves to form institutions, they are empowered to sow their own ‘seeds of change’.