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                                              Project Proposal




        “A Comprehensive Proposal on
Livelihood Promotion of Women through
Training & Capacity Building Programme”




                      SAMPARC
           Social Action For Manpower Creation
9, Varad Apartment, 292, Yashwant Nagar, Talegaon-Dabhade,
              Dist. Pune – 410 507, Maharashtra, India,
     Tel. No. (0091-2114) 227335, 231410 (0091-2114) 227335
    E-mail : samparc@vsnl.com, samparc_1990@yahoo.com
                     Web-site : www.samparc.org
INTRODUCTION
An empowered community is a self-reliant community, capable of analyzing its own
problems and finding solutions. Human resources play a vital role in effectively
empowering a community. SAMPARC has been making efforts to empower the
community by human resources by various activities. In this process, one of the major
tasks is to alleviate the adverse social impact & the stigma that is attached to the
people of poor economic condition as this directly affects their livelihood condition. In
the light of holistic, people centered development goals envisioned in the mission
statement of SAMPARC, a three years program is formulated to enable poor women to
respond accordingly. This improved livelihood plan addresses local communities
through practical and theoretical curriculum for the development of their skill and self
help activities for income generation. These interventions ultimately aim to improve the
livelihood condition of the poor women by exploring innovative ways to produce &
market on-farm and off-farm products.

BACKGROUND
Livelihood is a set of economic activities, involving self-employment and/or wage-
employment      by using one’s endowments (human and material) to generate
adequate resources (cash and non-cash) for meeting the requirements of self and the
household, usually carried out repeatedly and as such become a way of life.

Ideally, a livelihood state should keep a person meaningfully occupied, in a sustainable
manner with dignity and therefore this goes far beyond generating income. Hence, a
livelihood state is much more than employment.

“Less than 10 percent of rural workers in India are employed on a regular basis. Poor
rural households engage in more than one activity for their livelihoods.”

On the basis of this, SAMPARC plans to improve the livelihood condition especially the
village women, by imparting comprehensive on-farm and off-farm training programme.

MOTIVATION
The main motivation behind the project is integrated development in the villages of
Maharashtra. A total of 46 villages are covered under this proposal in Pune district.
Through its past work in these villages, SAMPARC has successfully started 186 women's
self-help groups (SHGs). The intention is to use the existing base of SHG members to
further expand developmental activities in these villages. The collective volunteer
strength of the SHGs has become quite significant and it is for this reason that several
activities are being planned with the SHG members as the central actors. The goal is to
improve livelihood condition of these women with skills so that they can undertake
activities that involve interventions concentrating on bolstering the rural economy,
starting on-farm and off-farm training & capacity building and increasing their money
saving limit. Women from the SHGs have become a strong force to reckon with as is
evident from their interactions with the local administration and law enforcement
officials. They also command respect in their villages as they have been instrumental in
organizing campaigns against social evils. This force needs to be properly tapped to
bring about an all-round development among the more marginalized communities of
the society and that is precisely what this project aims at accomplishing.
Commencement of rural enterprises will be encouraged with the money saved through
the group. Skill training and marketing linkages will be provided for enthusiastic
entrepreneurs. Mela also will be organized every quarter to bring all these produces to
a common platform so that people will be more aware about the products. All these
activities are only possible with the availability of a strong leadership among the SHG
women. Suitable candidates will be identified and their leadership qualities will be
honed. In addition, the weekly SHG meetings will act as a vehicle to monitor progress of
the projects from time to time.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
SAMPARC gathered experiences when it took up different intensive initiatives,
especially after the Housing Project of Jimmy Carter Work Project 2006 with support from
Habitat For Humanity. Such experiences have enriched the group and lots of ideas
have been obtained. The achievements of the organization in the last 17 years are
briefed in Annexure-1

The proposed project aims to improve the livelihood condition especially the village
women by imparting comprehensive training and capacity building programme and
by developing their knowledge through practical and theoretical curriculum for the
development of their skill and self help activities for income generation. The project
would include training on various on-farm and off-farm fields, Mela and also providing
them assurance for the marketing of the products. The inputs will largely comprise of the
training programme, which forms the major part in the total cost of the project. The
returns from this project would accrue greater disposable income to the women.

APPROACH
The project aims at mobilizing community strength for development of poor and
marginalized sections of society. The focus is to encourage co-operation and mutual
help amongst women who can identify community problems and use their combined
abilities to help solve their problems.

PROPOSED INTERVENTIONS – THROUGH WOMEN SHG’S
Today 186 women SHGs have come up through the SAMPARC women empowerment
initiatives. Most of the membership is from the economically backward and
marginalized groups, more specifically from ST and SC, and women in vulnerable
situations. Our work will be with the already constituted SHGs in the project area.
Currently the SHGs comprises of 1300 members from the scheduled castes, 750
members from the schedule tribes, 550 members from backward classes and 925
members from general castes. The current total savings of these SHGs is more than Rs.
40 lakhs and they enjoy credit facilities too. They have their own registered Pat Pedhi
(Co-operative Society ) with 488 shareholders. These women take all financial
decisions themselves and do not hesitate to air their views in meetings. They also
participate in ‘Shramadaan’ activities for development in the village.
In the next year, i.e. 2008-09, SAMPARC would like to act as a federation of SHGs in the
district of Pune to promote –

    Policies to govern the interests of women
    Training for their skill development
    Identifying opportunity for promotion of management skills, entrepreneurship
     development, etc
    Take up business and production activities by forming various societies,
     companies and by employing competent professionals for the growth of
     enterprise under the leadership of women’s group.
    Evaluation of group strength, empowering them to deal with resources, finance
     and marketing.
    Developing policies for their own groups, organizations, economic and
     management developmental activities.

SCOPE
Facility for loan lending & repayment amongst the SHG members already exists. This
process is known as credit co-operative activities in villages. Through the money lending
process, the SHG members set up household production centers and produce products
like pickle, papad, bread, paper plates, chikki, jelly, bricks etc. The livelihood of the
women in the project revolves also around the agricultural activities and is very labor
intensive. On-farm and off-farm training and capacity building will ensure additional
income to the family.

SAMPARC is interacting with 186 SHGs and targeting another 200 groups to work for
housing and economic development activities. We have recently completed the
Jimmy Carter Works Project housing programme with the help of Habitat For Humanity
and State Bank of India Micro Finance group.

SAMPARC conducted an entrepreneurship development survey in all 42 villages         and
after using the PRA tools (Participatory Research Appraisal) and discussion with    SHG
members and local officials, it was realized that on-farm and off-farm training     and
capacities building for the members SHGs are very much essential for growth         and
development of members for livelihood promotion programme.

SAMPARC aims to provide a three years training and capacity building programmes
which will be on-farm and off-farm based. Each batch will consist of at least 50 to 100
women.

The total cost of the training programme would be approx Rs. 12280000 for the whole
year including food, accommodation, training material and honorarium for resource
personnel.

SAMPARC very much feels the need for support to promote training and capacity
building programmes for various SHGs members to improve the livelihood condition.
EXPERIENCE IN THE SECTOR
At present working with 186 SHGs in 42 villages and working for them since the last 15
years. Through this activity we helped them to improve their living standard and social
awareness.
SAMPARC is involved in training the local village level groups for the last 8 years on
various issues related to agriculture, Animal Husbandry, water harvesting, empowering
organization of women’s group, rights of women, training on bamboo and cane with
KVIV and developing village level women business groups. More than 200 women have
taken training under SAMPARC organization. Through this proposed project SAMPARC
can cover more women to improve their livelihood condition.

PROPOSED PROJECT
In the entire villages of Maval and Mulshi Taluka, where survey was conducted the
predominant fact was that the women of the house do the agriculture work as well as
non agriculture work. The men are either involved in agriculture and labour work or
migrate to other places. It was also visible that the women although involved in
household as well as agricultural and non agriculture chores, they do not get much
income for their survival. So this project can act as a boon for them who are inclined to
work even at the leisure hours of the day to improve their household economy and
thereby their status in the society.

MISSION
“To create opportunities for socially disadvantaged, distressed and economically poor
women to get livelihood support through training and capacity building.”

OBJECTIVES
      To improve the economic condition of the women.
      To provide best alternative to the women for their sustainable life.
      To reduce the drudgery of women in the villages.
      To increase rural income without detrimental effects on local culture.
      To improve the status of women in the project areas.
      To improve the livelihood condition of the women.
      To improve the social condition of the poor people.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES
i. Training and capacity building on various on-farm and non-farm fields for 2500 SHG
members and young girls.
ii. Training for all SHG members on household products to promote household
enterprises. Shop for demonstration of product is already available. It is a new concept
in livelihood promotion to spread message of utilization of household product in the
industry. Several big companies and hotel industries are in need of such products. We
are in touch with various people in Lonavla, Pune and Mumbai area, who can act as
agents for these agriculture and non agriculture products and can therefore access
into these markets.
iii. Household entrepreneur program for 2500 SHG members and group enterprises.
Considering the membership in SHGs, their livelihood patterns, requirements, interest
shown, organizational capabilities and possible interventions, it has been decided to go
up to 2500 Household / Group enterprises. Group enterprises will have the same
structure as SHGs.
iv. To provide regular market information center (Marketing system plan enclosed in
annexure 2)
v. To promote livelihood literacy activities
vi. Linkages with Govt’s NABARD, SBI, CAPART, and Women and Child development
department. The training center will have 70% membership from SHGs and 30% from the
rest of the community.

SALE COUNTERS AT SHANIWARWADA PUNE.
The shop will act as sales point of products made by SHGs members. The sale counter
will be a full time shop to sell the product of SHGs. This will become self-sustainable
within a minimum period of three years.

ON-FARM ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR LIVELIHOOD PROMOTION
For promotion of livelihood system for poor SHG members, we propose to give on-farm
training in the following selected areas:

(I) WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Scarcity of water is a big problem in the area and can be solved by appropriate
conservation, effective management and judicious utilization of water in the area. The
proposal for water harvesting structures from 3 villages of Mulshi Taluka and 2 Villages
from Maval Taluka is found to be more feasible. Our experts after conducting a survey
in the 25 villages came to the conclusion that there are total five villages where we can
go for contour line, farm pond, bunding and small check dam and the implementation
will take place before the onset of monsoon. This project will cover around 75 poor
women who can use the project for water conservation which will directly improve their
economical condition.

(II) DAIRY DEVELOPMENT
Our experience over the past 14 years is that this activity helps raise income and has
the potential for further expansion. We identified around 90 women from both Mulshi
and Maval Taluka as beneficiaries of this project. We will cover various aspects of
Livestock development likes important breeds, housing and management, diseases
and control measures, fodder development, fodder conservation programme and milk
hygienic. Along with this we will also give training on milk processing and we will provide
market to sell their products.

(III) POULTRY FARM
Today Poultry farm can become a source of income. We have identified around 120
women who will take the training on housing and management, disease and control
measures, vaccination programme, types of feed, economic importance etc. After the
training they will be aware about how to implement and manage the poultry farm.
(IV) GOAT FARMING
We identified 90 families as beneficiaries of the project who will use this as a source of
income. Training will be provided on species of goat, housing management, diseases
and their control, fodder conservation programme , manual composting etc.

(V) HORTICULTURE PROMOTION
Horticulture promotion is a good activity to supplement family income. There are
around 260 families who will be beneficiaries of the project. Training will be provided on
types of vegetable cultivation, seed treatment, fruit cultivation, nursery development &
management, seed bed preparation, method of irrigation etc.

(VI) ORGANIC FARMING
There are 60 families who will be involve in the project who will use this project as source
of income. The various subjects we will cover likes importance of organic farming, types
of manures and fertilizers, preparation of vermi composed, composed, blue green
algae preparation, green manuring etc.

(VII) GREEN HOUSE TECHNOLOGY
Today green houses project has become a new dimension for income generation and
there are various farmers who are taking interest in the agriculture. It has become a
good scope for income generation. We will provide training on types of irrigation and
management, types of agriculture products etc. There are 80 families we will cover
through this project.

(VIII)POLY HOUSE
Due to the very high demand of flowers and vegetables in our project area today poly
house is using as a center for supply of these products. We will cover 60 families for this
project to give training on types of irrigation and management, types of vegetables
and flowers for poly house etc.

(IX)LAND DEVELOPMENT
There are 20 families in the village who need support for their land development
therefore we will give training on Soil testing, levelling and preparation of bunds.

S.N.   Name of Field                       Total Families will cover
 1.    Water Resource Development                           75
 2.    Dairy Development                                    90
 3.    Poultry Farm                                        120
 4.    Goat Farming                                         90
 5.    Horticulture Promotion                              260
 6.    Organic Farming                                      60
 7.    Green House Technology                               80
 8.    Poly House                                           60
 9.    Land Development                                     20
                  Total                                    855
OFF-FARM ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR LIVELIHOOD PROMOTION
We also propose to start off-farm training of the women. The project area is very near to
the Lonavla which is a famous tourist place. People from all over country and abroad
come to Lonavla to spend their time. As the Chikki and Jelly are very demanding
products in the Lonavla therefore other off-farm products likes cloth, handicraft
materials, bags, Masalas (chilly, Papad, pickles,) artificial jewelleries, phenyl, soft toys
and other food items can be very high demanding products. The women who live
close to Lonavla can use this opportunity for their economic development. There are
around 550 women who can improve their livelihood condition from the off-farm
products. we proposed to give this training in following selected fields :

(I) CLOTHES MAKING
we identified 50 women as beneficiaries of this project. We have plan to give training
on making various types of the clothes like readymade materials. Woman and child
dress materials, bed sheets and pillow cover etc.

(II) HANDICRAFT MATERIALS
Today there is very high demand of man made materials in market. There are
various types of handicraft materials which attracts to the people. We will give training
in handicraft materials, how to make them cheaply, use of house hold raw materials for
handicraft making, etc. There are 40 women who will take the training.

(III) BAGS MAKING
SAMPARC is giving training on making of various types of bags at vocational training
center at Malavli. 25 women have already been trained and another 30 women are
ready to take the training on Bags Making.

(IV) MASALAS ( CHILLY, PAPAD, PICKLE, ETC.)
As it is already mentioned earlier the project area is very close to Lonavla which is a
famous tourist place. The hotel industry in and around Lonavla daily use many house
hold products likes red chilly powder, pickles, papad, different types of spices, etc.
Therefore demands of these products are very high in the market. We plan to give
training on making and standard packing of these products. There are around 220
women who will be beneficiaries of this project.

(IV) ARTIFICIAL JEWELLERIES
SAMPARC is giving training to 35 women and young girls on making artificial jewelleries
at vocational training center. Through this project another 30 women can take the
training.

(V) PHENYL MAKING
SAMPARC will give training on making phenyl which is becoming high demanding
product of Hygiene. There are around 20 women who will get the training on making
phenyl.
(VI) SOFT TOYS MAKING
We will provide training on making different types of soft toys. There are 25 women who
will take the training as beneficiaries of the project.

(VII) PROCESSING OF OTHER FOOD PRODUCTS
We also plan to give training on processing of food products like Mangoes , Kokam,
Pineapple, Banana, Potatoes, breads, wafers etc. There are around 140 women who
will involve in the project.

S.N.    Name of Field                             Total Members will cover
1        Clothes Making                           50
2        Handicraft Materials                     40
3        Bags Making                              25
4        Masalas ( chilly, Papad, Pickle, etc.)   220
5       Artificial jewelleries                    30
6       Phenyl Making                             20
7       Soft Toys Making                          25
8       Other Food Products                       140
Total                                             550

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PERSONNEL AVAILABLE
At Malavli Center we have a Vocational training centre and a spacious Community
Hall. In the housing project also, we have a community hall. At Bhambarde we have
one School and Hostel.
Presently we have following persons in organization to look after the rural development
and community development programme.

 Name of Person              Qualification                                   Experience
 Mr. Anuj Kumar Singh        MBA (Rural Management)                          3 years
 Mr. Dayanand Gundap         MSW in Personnel Management                     4 years
 Mr. Bapu Mane               MSW in Urban and community development          2 Years
 Ms. Jeeta Chaudhary         MSW in Urban and community development          1 year
 Mr. Arun Kamble             MSW in Urban and community development          2 years
 Ms. Vaishali Rashal         MSC Agriculture                                 2 years
 Ms. Aparna Jadav            BSC Agriculture                                 1 Years
 Mr. Umesh Mali              MSW in Urban and community development          2 months
 Ms. Leela Kadam             Graduation                                      8 years
 Ms. Shashikala Thorat       B.Com                                           6 years
 Ms. Ankita Matondkar        B. A. Sociology                                  5 Years
 Ms. Sunita Ghare            SSC                                             10 years

In addition to the above we plan to recruit specialized personnel to run the training
programme accordingly.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Name of Person                  Working Area                               Experience
Mr. Amit Kumar Banerjee                                                    28 Years
Dr. Satish Patil                                                           30 Years
Ms. Puspa Singhvi               Advocate in High Court
Ms. Lata Pande
Ms. Ratna Banerjee

WAREHOUSE
SAMPARC has process to procure 20 rooms building near Malvali which will be
use for keeping the products in the building. It is very close to Malvali station and
transportation is also easily available.

TRANSPORTATION
SAMPARC has a Pickup van to transport the products along with this SAMPARC
has also plan to purchase a Riksha to transport the products from village to
Market. It will help to reach the products in time.

MONITORING
As a non-government organization, the SAMPARC organization has a well developed
monitoring system with required staff strength to undertake occasional visits to the spot.
The monitoring committee appointed for the purpose will closely monitor each and
every activity and will make necessary adjustments as and when required. The team will
also submit reports and accounts to the concerned authorities from time to time.
SAMPARC organization will give half yearly and yearly monitoring reports to the funding
agency involved in the project.

Following are the areas where the progress will be monitored:

      No. of training conducted
      No. of trainee taken the training
      Improvement in the livelihood condition
      Improvement in status of women
      Time expend by women in drudgery work
      Beneficiaries’ participation in the project
      Improvement in Social, Economical and Political condition
      Budgeted cost versus the actual cost
      Comparison with agreed timeline for the project
      Community participation

EVALUATION
SAMPARC organization will implement a self-evaluation of a participatory nature,
involving local people, Panchayat members, development officers and the project
staff. The project management committee will do the time to time evaluation of the
project and will see the project as per the plan. The experts, for the project after his field
visit during the project will design the actual details of the evaluation process.
PROPOSED PROJECT COST STRUCTURE (In Rs.)
Sr. No   Items                Family   1st Year 2nd Year    3rd Year   Total
  A.     COST COMPONENTS FOR ON-FARM PROGRAMME
  1.     Water Resource            75
         Development (including
         Training,                       20000     10000    10000      40000
         countore line,                  40000                         40000
         farm pond, bunding,             375000                        375000
         Nala plugging                   70000                         70000
         and small check dam)            300000                        300000
         + Maintenance and
         Management                                15000    15000      30000
  2.     Dairy Development         90
         Including
         ( Training                      30000     10000    10000      50000
         Purchasing of 2 Milch           1440000                       1440000
         Animals for each family
  3.     Poultry Farm              120
         (Including Training             10000     5000     5000       20000
         Purchasing of birds for         48000                         48000
         each family)
  4.     Goat Farming
         (Including Training,      90    15000     10000    10000      35000
         Purchasing of 4 Animal          216000                        216000
         for each Family )
  5.     Horticulture Promotion    260
         ( Including Training            60000     30000    30000      120000
         Nursery development             1500000                       1500000
         and management
  6.     Organic Farming           60
         ( Including Training            30000     10000    10000      50000
         and developing Vermi            240000                        240000
         composed
  7.     Green House               80
         Technology
         (Including training and         30000     10000    10000      50000
         developing & mgt. of            1200000                       1200000
         Green House
  8.     Poly House                60
         (Including Training             40000     10000    10000      60000
         and developing & mgt.           1500000                       1500000
         of Poly House
  9.     Land Development          20
         (Including training             10000     5000     5000       20000
         and land development            80000     10000    10000      100000
         Total                     855   7270000   125000   125000     7520000
 B.     COST COMPONENTS FOR OFF-FARM PROGRAMME
 1.     Clothes Making              50
        ( Including Training and            10000      5000      5000       20000
        Purchasing of raw                   250000                          250000
        materials)
 2.     Handy Craft Materials       40
        ( Including Training and            20000      10000     10000      40000
        Purchasing of materials)            200000                          200000
 3.     Bags Making                 25
        ( Including Training and            10000      5000      5000       20000
        Purchasing of materials)            100000                          100000
 4.     Masalas (chilly, Papad,     220
        Pickle, etc.)
        ( Including Training and            60000      20000     20000      100000
        Purchasing of materials)            300000                          300000
 5.     Artificial jewelries        30      10000      5000      5000       20000
        ( Including Training and            100000                          100000
        Purchasing of materials)
 6.     Phenyl Making(              20      10000      5000      5000       20000
        Including Training and              80000                           80000
        Purchasing of materials)
 7.     Soft Toys Making            25
        ( Including Training and            10000      5000      5000       20000
        Purchasing of materials)            60000                           60000
 8.     Other Food Products         140     60000      20000     20000      100000
        ( Including Training and            300000                          300000
        Purchasing of materials)
        Total                       550     1580000    75000     75000      1730000
 C      Organize Mela                       200000     200000    200000     600000
        (Including Stall, Pandal,
        food etc) +
        Communication
        platform
  D     Marketing Arrangements              150000     150000    150000     450000
  E     Administrative Cost                 600000     600000    600000     1800000
  F    Transportation Cost, Fuel            120000     30000     30000      1800000
       &other exp.
      GRAND TOTAL A+B+C+D+E+F               9920000    1180000   1180000    12280000
                        PER BENEFICIARY EXPENSES-RS. 8740
Note-
    In the training we have also included Cost of Training materials, raw materials,
      stipend of resource person etc.
    Expenditure for the 1st year is very high it is because we will purchase all the
      necessary materials in the first year which will be use for coming two years.
    We are not including any establishment cost for this project because SAMPARC
      has Training center in both Talukas.
                                      Annexure-1
                  SAMPARC - Social Action for Manpower Creation

SAMPARC - Social Action for Manpower Creation, is a Non-profitable Registered Society &
Trust started in 1990 for Child Welfare & Rural Community Development. It rehabilitates
orphans, poor and needy children of commercial sex workers and convicts. Spread in 9
children’s homes & other centers in the states of Maharashtra, West Bengal and Gujarat,
SAMPARC also gives thrust to development of rural community. A team of committed social
workers works round the clock for the care & protection of the children as well as the rural
population for their educational, growth and overall development.

Today, SAMPARC is a well-known organization at the national level for its innovative pattern
of work and community support. In recognition of the meritorious work, it was honoured with
various awards including the National Award for Child Welfare in 1997-98 by the President of
India. Around 600 Children find the warmth and affection of a caring family through
SAMPARC Balgrams. It also supports another 600 children for their school education,
vocational training and self-employment programme. Besides Child Care, SAMPARC is also
involved in various Community Development activities such as Medical Centre, Women
Empowerment through SHGs, Housing Project for economically weak, Water Harvesting for
small & marginal farmers and Low Cost Toilet for village population, etc.
OUR BACKGROUND
SAMPARC started its charity work with a very humble beginning at a small mud house in
Bhaje, near Lonavla in Maharashtra with 7 orphan children and meagre resources. Mr Amit
Banerjee & Mrs Lata Pande, two committed social workers, devoted their life to change the
life of not only the deprived children but also the society in which they live in. Mr Banerjee,
basically a boodhan worker, now serves as the Chairman, Child Welfare Committee, Pune,
Government of Maharashtra.

MISSION & OBJECTIVES
Our Mission is “To empower The Poor, Needy Children And Disadvantaged Community
People To Maximize Their Potential And Help Them Become Independent And Self-Reliant”.
We believe that Educational and Cultural changes in the minds of the people and
community lead to change in the Society. Our objectives are (1) Rehabilitation, Care and
Education of Orphans, children of sex workers, children whose parents are serving
imprisonment and needy disadvantaged rural children, and (2) Rural Community
Development.

PROJECTS

1) Bhaje Balgram :
The Children’s Village at Bhaje has 10 balsadans occupying 92 children. This center also has
a community hall, office, computer room, kindergarten, library, playground and medical
centre in a six-acre area. The centre is a Licensed Children’s Home under Department of
Women & Child Welfare, Government of Maharashtra. Psychologists and other resource
persons regularly visit and interact with the children. Also, there are Project in-charge,
supervisors, housemothers, tutors, clerk and music teacher. A part time Doctor and a nurse
attend the Medical Centre.
2) Bandhan – Poynad Balgram
Located in the heart of Bandhan village in Poynad, 15 km from Alibag this Balgram was
started in 1999. Now it has four houses that accommodate 50 children. This is a Licensed
Children’s Home under the Department of Women & Child Welfare, Government of
Maharashtra. Project in-charge, supervisor, housemothers and tutors look after the children.
A part time doctor supervises the health aspects.

3) Shel-Pimpalgaon Balgram
This Balgram was established in 2000. It is located in the serene and picturesque
environment of Chakan on the Chakan-Nagar Road, about 35 km from Pune and 140 km
from Mumbai. This center provides all basic amenities to the 42 children inhabitants who are
looked after by supervisor, housemothers, helper and tutors. A visiting doctor attends to the
health issues. It has a small library, computer, kitchen, dining hall, stores room, supervisor’s
room and guest room.

4) Anjar Balgram - Gujarat
It started in a rented house in New Anjar to rehabilitate earthquake-victimized
children. The houses are well-equipped with kitchen, drinking water facility, library, study
room and computer room. There is a supervisor, housemothers, tutors and office assistant.
This center with 42 children holds a License under Social Defense Department of
Gujarat Government for the care of orphans and earthquake-affected children.

5) Shishu Kendra - Kolkata
In 2005, a Children’s Home was started in a rented house for socially victimized children of
Kolkata area. This center at 96/3/1, MG Road, Haridevpur. Kolkata-82 near 41 Palli Club has
a house in an area of 2000 Sq Ft. At present there are 35 children. The aim is to provide
assistance to 200 orphan children and educational support to 600 other needy children
through Community Outreach programme.

6) Bal Asha Ghar - Nandgaon, Lonavla.
Started on 19th August 2005, this centre has 40 children and is situated near Sahara
Ambywally. There is a full-fledged hostel with kitchen and dining hall along with a
community hall, medical room and playground. A Project In-charge, Counsellor,
Housemothers and helper look after the children. A visiting doctor attends to the health
needs.

7) Bhambarde School & Hostel
We started a school and hostel at Bhambarde village in the hilly western region of Pune
district, Mulshi Taluka with 12 villages of tribals (70 km from Pune & 130 km from Mumbai) in
1998 with an aim to provide good education to the children in Mulshi up to Std. X. This
school, the first of its kind in this region, has 188 students taught by qualified (B.Ed.) teachers
and was awarded “The Best School in Mulshi Taluka”. It is equipped with well-furnished
classrooms, laboratory, library, computer room and playground along with a water
reservoir. We started developing a sports center in 2 hectares area here so that our
students can take part in district, state & national level games. Coaches are appointed to
train students initially in Football and Athletics (Discuss Throw, Shot Put Javelin Throw, etc).
OTHER ACTIVITIES

Women’s Empowerment Programme
The Women Empowerment Programme operated through the concept of micro-credit
groups has now 3500 women members from 42 villages. 186 micro-credit groups are
already registered as a Pat Pedhi (Co-operative Society ) with 476 shareholders. The
women members take all financial decisions themselves and do not hesitate to air
their views in meetings.

Vocational Training Centre at Malavli
The Vocational Training Centre, functioning from Malavli (near Railway Station), caters to
training for school dropouts from nearby 30 villages. Since last 13 years, 1450 students were
trained, of which 60% are already employed. Apart from yearly courses we propose to
have short-term courses also. The trades include basic computer courses, plumbing,
welding, fabrication, tailoring, masonry, carpentry, electrical maintenance, wireman, etc.
This VTC also offers free residential training to another 40 students with sponsorship from
SMILE Project.

Hospital at Malavli
A Day Care Medical Centre is now functioning near Malavli Railway Station. This Medical
Centre caters to the health needs of about 25,000-strong village population of surrounding
30 villages. The aim is to provide basic medical services from morning 8.00 am to evening
5.00 pm. This Medical Centre is now being upgraded to the level of a Hospital with all basic
infrastructure. Besides, a Mobile Van with doctors, nurses & basic medical facilities will make
rounds amongst the villages to attend the bed-ridden patients and also to extend health
awareness.

Housing Project
SAMPARC has started a low cost housing project with the help of Habitat For Humanity &
Jimmy Carter Work project near Malavli Railway Station. The project aims at providing
assistance to the economically poor people to build their own houses. The involvement of
SAMPARC is through its Micro-credit group and has identified 100 beneficiaries for the initial
phase. Former US President, Jimmy Carter came with his team to Malavli from 29 th October
to 3rd November 2006 to inaugurate the project and the houses are already completed and
handed over to the beneficiaries. More houses are to come in the near future.

Water Harvesting
A Programme for Water Harvesting for 36 beneficiaries in the small and marginal farmers
group has been initiated in Ghutka and Adagaon Barpe villages of Mulshi Taluka. Through
this project funded by CAPART, we aim at another Income Generation for these farmers. 9
Shallow Wells are being dug and mainly for storing rain water, which can be, utilized for
agriculture so that the beneficiaries can cultivate a second crop every year.

Low Cost Toilet
With help of the local Panchayat, we are constructing 100 Low Cost Toilets throughout
Bhaje Village. This will improve the general hygiene and health of the village population.
RECOGNITION & AWARDS
   FICCI Award (1995).
   National Award for Child Welfare By Govt. of India (1997).
   Garware Balbhavan Award, Pune (2001).
   Guru Mahatmya Award by Dagdushet Halwai Mandir Trust, Pune (2002).
   Rajiv Gandhi District Level Award from Rajiv Gandhi Pratishthan, Pune (2002).
   Samajik Seva Puraskar by Shree Bhakta Pant Mandal for Poynad Balgram (2002).
   Saraswati Samajseva Gauravpatra by Bhagini Nivedita Pratishthan (2002).
   Samajgaurav Puraskar by Tukdoji Maharaj Pratishthan (2003).
   Bhambarde “Best School in Mulshi Taluka” by Gramin Vidya Vikas Kendra (2005).
   Anjar Balgram “The Best & Ideal Organization” by Gujarat Yuva Manch (2005).
   Jayantrao Tilak Smruti Award by The Kesari Mahratta Trust, Pune (2006.


BIO-DATA
Soc. Reg. No. MAH/5296-90/Pune.                      Trust Reg No F/6399/Pune
Date of Est. 06-06-1990                              Licence No. 96/13-2-1992
FCRA Reg. No 083930243
Income Tax Exemption for 100 % exemption under section 35 AC

GOVERNING COUNCIL
Adv. K.K. Singhvi, President.
Dr. Lalit Chokhani, Vice President.
Mr. Amit Banerjee, Secretary.
Mr. Girish Lakhe (CA), Treasurer.
Mr. V.H. Lakhe, Trustee.
Mrs. Lata Pande, Trustee.
Mrs. Ratna Banerjee, Trustee.
Dr. A.M. Soman, Trustee.
Adv. Pushpa Singhvi, Trustee.
Mr. Ajay Argade,, Trustee.
Mr. Anil Singhvi, Trustee.
Dr. Mukund Bhole, Trustee.
Mr. Suresh Padhye, Trustee.
                                      Annexure-2
        Details of the Marketing Arrangements to be Made by this Project

As mentioned in the proposal, the project area is situated close to Lonavla, Pune and
Mumbai so problems of marketing will not occur. Along with this SAMPARC is also
planning to give regular market information to women. Two staff of this project will be at
the primary level who will regularly see to the demand & supply of the existing market
and also will be the information providers.
MARKETING ARRANGEMENTS FOR PRODUCTS-


   On Farm Products                                                      Off Farm Products




               Villages           Collection of Products            Villages


                              Primary Gathers & Cultivators



                                                                  INFORMATION
                INFORMATION




                                                                    PROVIDERS
                  PROVIDERS




                                     Supply of Products




                                    Existing Markets
                                 Lonavla, Pune & Mumbai



For this project products channels management system is given in the above diagram.
This system has defined a set of approaches to be used for the effective integration of
the suppliers, producers and support service providers so that women can produce and
supply the products in right quantities, to the right market and in the right time. This will
benefit the poor women.

To give the forward linkage to the women we also talked to various association and
they assured us that whenever women will be produces they will purchase at the
market price.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Along with this the women will strive to keep up to date with the newest of varieties of
products, the project staff and primary information gatherers will continue to give
regular market information.

PRODUCERS-
They are primary producers of the product who will produce the as per the demand in
the market.

PRIMARY GATHERS
We will form two groups for each on-farm and off-farm products in each village who will
collect all the products and from each group we will select one representative who will
work along with the Project staff. The role of representative will be selling the products
at the market price.
     To give market information to the women.
     To see the demand and supply of the products.
     To see the existing market price.
     To see the other markets, this can give maximum benefits to the women.
           AN APPEAL TO POTENTIAL DONORS FOR FUNDING THE PROJECT


Aim: Request For Financial Assistance for Comprehensive Projects on Livelihood
Promotion of Women Through Training and Capacity Building Programme.



SAMPARC is a non-profit making registered Society and Trust, working for the weaker
section of the community, mainly for children and women. SAMPARC has established
good working programme with the women’s group presently working with 186 Self Help
Groups from 42 villages of Mulshi and Maval Taluka of Pune District and recently
SAMPARC carried out the housing programme for 100 women under the Jimmy Carter
Works Project 2006 at Malavli. SAMPARC always tries to work with the women’s groups
to give them the opportunity for their growth and development.

As an ongoing activity we are trying to venture into livelihood promotion programme
for women through on-farm and off-farm training and capacity building programme
which will be followed by marketing.

It is, with this purpose and goal in mind, we are forwarding this proposal for your kind
consideration. We hope and believe that you will give due importance to this proposal
and do the needful. We are ready to provide any further information that you require
in the process.

We are eagerly waiting for a favorable response from you.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours faithfully,


AmitKumar Banerjee
Founder Director/Secretary-SAMPARC
        DETAILS OF THE OTHER ITEMS FOR TRAINING PROGRAMME

We have already mentioned in our earlier report that SAMPARC has been working with
SHG’s women to give them the opportunity for their growth and development. As on
going activity SAMPARC is trying to venture into livelihood promotion programm
through on-farm and off-farm training. In time to time SAMPARC has given various
training to the women for their livelihood promotion likes Agarbatti Making, Horticulture
development, Bamboo craft making, goat farming, poultry farming, etc along with this
SAMPARC is running a residential vocational training center which is giving regular
training on Tailoring, Fashion designing, Soft toys Making, Ornaments Making, Bag
Making, Beauty Parlour etc for rural dropout girl children and women.

SAMPARC has prior experience to conduct these types training program for these
women. We have experienced experts on some of the above training programm. Along
with this we have also some equipment available to conduct the training program. If we
will require experts and materials so we will hire or purchase from the outside. Some of
the following items which will require during the training time.

   1. Land Availability
   SAMPARC has total 11 areas Agricultural land to arrange method demonstration at
   Bhambarde, Tal- Mulshi, and 3 acres land at Malvali, Taluka, Maval Dist- Pune.

   2. Community Hall
   SAMPARC has big hall at Malvali and big hall at Bhambarde to conduct the training
   programme. A big hall to arrange training programme

   3. Vehicles Availability
   At the Mulshi and Maval Taluka we have four wheelers and two wheelers for
   transportation of material and also to visit different project. Along with this we have
   to purchase a Transportations Riksha.

   4. Lodging of Drinking Water Facility.
   At the both Talukas, SAMPARC has facilities of staying and fooding to conduct
   residential training.

   5. Trainer availability
   SAMPARC has permanent experts on Agriculture, Clothes Making,, Handcraft
   Materials, Bags Making, Artificial Jewllery and soft toys. Along with this SAMPARC
   can hire experts from various fields as per the needs of the project.

   6. VCD & DVD’s on various subjects.
   SAMPARC will purchase VCD and DVD’s regarding on farm and Off-farm subjects
   to implement new technology & for better impact on the women.

   7. DVD player
   SAMPARC have DVD Player.
   8. Projector
   SAMPARC have Projector to show the programme.

   9. Television Set
   SAMPARC has Television Set.

   10. Electricity
   We have MSEB connection at both Maval and Mulshi Taluka.

   11. Generator Facility
   We have backup facilities at both Maval and Mulshi Talukas.

Now it is very clear that with availability of the above items SAMPARC can conduct the
training programme in efficiently and effectively.
SAMPARC
                        (Social Action For Manpower Creation)
     “A Comprehensive Proposal on Livelihood Promotion of Women through Training
                           & Capacity Building Programme”
 S.      Project                    Equipments                 Equipments Status           Personnel        Personnel Status
No.
ON FARM TRAINING                                            Available   Not Available                    Available   Not
                                                                                                                     Available
 1     Water Resource      Spade, Pickaxe, JCB,                         Not Available   M.Sc Agri.       Available
       Development         Tractor, Blasting Machine and
       (Water ways         Materials,
       Bunds, Farm Pond                                                                 B.Tech in Agri               Not
       Contour Bunding,                                                                                              Available
       Deepening of
       Natural Pond
       Mulching)
 2     Dairy Development   Vaccine equipments, different                Not Available   Master in                    Not
                           types of cans, Trays etc.                                    Veitinernary                 Available
                                                                                        Science,
 3     Poultry Farm        Vaccine equipments, cages,                   Not Available   Master in                    Not
                           Eggs stand, Trays etc.                                       Veitinernary                 Available
                                                                                        Science,
 4     Goat Farming        Vaccine equipments, different                Not Available   Master in                    Not
                           types of cans, Trays etc.                                    Veitinernary                 Available
                                                                                        Science,
 5     Horticulture        Small Nursery, shed net                      Not Available   M.Sc Agri.       Available
       Promotion           Plastic bags, chemicals, drip
 6     Green House         and sprinkler irrigation sets,               Not Available   M.Sc Agri.       Available
       Technology          harvester, etc.
 7     Poly House                                                       Not Available   M.Sc Agri.       Available
 8     Organic Farming     Cement tank, Plastic sheet,                  Not Available   M.Sc Agri.       Available
                           shed net, Varmi Culture,
                           Compost culture, polythene
                           bags etc.
 9     Land Development    Plough, Harrow, Tractor,                     Not Available   M.sc Agri.       Available
                           Seed Drill, Green Manuring                                   B.Tech in Agri               Not
                           Crops, etc                                                                                Available
 S.         Project                    Equipments                   Equipments Status        Personnel     Personnel Status
No.
OFF FARM TRAINING
 1    Clothes Making           Full Suttle Amrail Machine,       Available                               Available
                               Over lock Machine, Half
                               Suttle Machine, Pico fall
 2    Handicraft               Machine, Embroidery               Available                               Available
      Materials                machine/ basic tools, Major
                               tape, and other basic material
 3    Bags Making                                                Available                               Available
 4    Masalas (chilly,         Different types of Spices floor               Not Available                           Not
      Papad, Pickle,           Machine and plastic bags,                                                             Available
      etc.)                    packing machine, Tubs,
                               Weighing machine, etc
 5    Artificial jewelleries   Kundan, Crystal, Chakni,          Available                               Available
                               Pandent, threads, needles,
                               hook, Ghnghru and other
                               basic material
 6    Phenyl Making            Chemicals, Different size of                  Not Available                           Not
                               plastic cane, plastic bottles,                                                        Available
                               Head opine, TRO, Custor Oil,
                               Pine Razine, Deda Oil, Costic
                               Soda, Deda oil, etc.
 7    Soft Toys Making         Fur, Cotton, Eyes, nose,          Available                               Available
                               acrylic, Velcro, cutting
                               equipments and other basic
                               equipments
 8    Other Food               Waifers cutting machine,                      Not Available                           Not
      Products                 Drayer, etc                                                                           Available


Note- In the above table we are mentioning that we have available some equipments to conduct the training
programme but as per the needs we will have to purchase some training materials and will have to hire experts for
the training.

								
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