Progressing beyond credit & savings…
We are living in exciting times, indeed. What started out as an initiative in early 1980s towards savings and borrowings with small affinity groups of underprivileged women of neighborhood is now taking shape of Community-based Organizations.
Shramik Bharti was set-up in 1986 as relief voluntary agency in the wake of closure of mills and factories was now involved in economic upliftment with the consistent investment in community capacity building and guiding them in managing their affairs has played a crucial role and created leaders and empowered women. They are now moving beyond thrift & credit to other interventions for development in their communities.
Shramik Bharti has over the course of three decades promoted 1323 Self-Help Groups that comprises of over 21,858 members. These Self Help Groups have organised themselves into 7 self-managed and self-sustained federations. They represent the immense potential of the community besides creating social capital that creates financial stability and sense of ownership and participation in community work.
Boond Bachat Sangh, Kulgaon is the first federation that was promoted by Shramik Bharti in 2003. It has completed its 14 years in 2017.This urban federation is a part of the Boond Bachat Sangathan which in essence is typical to our indian culture of saving for future. Moving beyond financial security to poor masses, Boond Bachat Sangh is engaged in various development programs such as awareness, training etc. for the benefit of entire community. The Federation is also supporting initiatives involving improvement of their water & sanitation facilities.