Samagra Gram Vikas Sanstha
Districts : Yavatmal
State : Maharashtra
Sagras is a registered society founded in 1998 and works exclusively with marginalized women. Major initiatives of Sagras include micro credit, through formation of self help groups and implementation of integrated watershed development programmes. The organization believes in and fosters a spirit of independence and self reliance among the women they work with.
Yavatmal District is located in the eastern region (Vidarbha) in Maharashtra. It is one of the most backward regions of the state. The district faces severe water shortage and that explains Sagras’ involvement in watershed development projects. Most people in the region are dependent on agriculture or employment in small scale industries for their livelihoods.