- Objective - Improved Income and Developing Financial Independence
5000 bonded labourers and ex-bonded labourers from 410 SHGs will have increased knowledge of their entitlements under recently announced policies and welfare schemes and how to access them. We use Self-Help groups(SHGs) as a platform for teaching members how to save and manage their finances. These groups save together, depositing savings in the bank to be accessed for loans. We also provide skill development and micro-enterprise trainings to the members of Self-help groups to improve the economic opportunities available to bonded labourers. The Organization will provide training and enable individuals to secure their claims and entitlements according to the plans outlined in the Community Freedom Plans. These include: residential leases, housing scheme benefits, pensions, health services, subsidized food grains, MNEGRA, education, and subsidized bank loans.
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- Impact of the Project -
SHG members will get empowered and start collectively asserting their claims for entitlements which will help them to move out of bonded situations and make them capable to sustain their hard earned freedom.
The Centre for Promoting Livelihood and Microenterprises (CPLM) is a thematic centre that works for promoting livelihoods of people who have been trapped under situations of bonded labor. We mobilise them and conduct training programs to empower them for a sustainable livelihood.
We assist the SHG members in receiving statutory minimum wages under MNREGA and other government schemes.We also educate the SHG members to secure employment under MNREGA and collectively demand for statutory minimum wages.
Micro-enterprise, a business operating on a very small scale, especially one in the developing world that is supported by microcredit. We mobilize SHG members to participate in Skill Development and Micro-enterprise trainings. We organize trainings for developing micro enterprise for spice making and tailoring. This has led few members to start their own enterprise as well.
Lok Kala Manch
We conduct trainings with SHG cultural troops on performing street plays and folk songs for awakening against the prevailing illegal and unethical debt bondage system. This is a step to let people know about the modern system of bondage by the performances of the cultural group. We conduct street plays, folk songs on the issues of prevailing illegal and unethical debt bondage system and disseminating the ways of abolition of the same.
|DESIGNATION||CENTRE FOR PROMOTING LIVELIHOODS & MICRO ENTERPRISE|
|TEAM LEADER||Vishnu Kant Pandey|
|CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINER||Sanjai Kr. Jaiswal|
|ASST. OPERATION RESEARCH||Saurabh|
|COMMUNITY RESEARCH ASST.||Ravishankar|
|RESOURCE CENTER||Self Employment Training and resource Center|