Empowering villages in Rural India

 
£4,347
£28,212
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Seva Mandir helps rural villagers come together to address the issues they face in their day-to-day lives. Village Development Committees collect and channel funds for the overall development of the village.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Local rural communities often have little access to government schemes and are left out of the development process. This keeps them backward and hinders their growth. In this environment, individual interests often take precedence over community interests.

How will this project solve this problem?

Seva Mandir helps villages set up Village Development Committees to focus on the needs and entitlement of the poor and marginalized sections of the community. Currently we have 541 Village Development Committees helping about 50,000 people improve their lives. Forming Village Development Committees and funds gives villagers a forum to discuss their immediate problems and find tangible solutions. The Committees also bring villagers together and encourage a spirit of community and solidarity.

Potential Long Term Impact

The communities will be self-reliant in managing their resources and addressing their problems. They will also gain greater bargaining power as they collaborate, negotiate and come up with solutions.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £4,347
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £28,212
Total Funding Goal: £32,559

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Organization

Seva Mandir

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
http://www.sevamandir.org

Project Leader

Priyanka Singh

Executive Director
Udaipur, Rajasthan India

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