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Nari & Sishu Kalyan Samittee


Location : Orissa

Partner Since : 03-11-2010

Founder : Ms. Purnima Senapaty

This partnership has been terminated due to operational issues with the organisation. For reference check on this organization please write to

About NSKS

Nari & Sishu Kalyan Samittee (NSKS) is a development support organization evolved through a process initiated in 1995 by a group of social workers who believe that community organization at the grassroots and human resource development is the key to the sustainable development of deprived communities. It is a non-profit making, non-political and non-religious organization under the Society Registration Act. 1860. The organization has taken upon itself the role of a proactive catalyst, playing a critical role in promoting village level community based organization and capacitating the community to bring around a better deal for the vulnerable sections of the society.

Balasore (also known as Baleswar and Baleshwar) is a strategically located city in the state of Orissa, about 194 kilometres north of the state capital Bhubaneswar, in eastern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Balasore district. It is here that NSKS took shape and is now working across villages in the district of Balasore.

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We met Sanjukta Mahapatra at her home. She had taken three loans for goat rearing and has used all the loans in purchasing goats. She has 6 goats and with the loan of Rs.15000 she bought 4 goats. At present she has total 8 goats. Recently, she has sold two goats for Rs.8,000/- and is left with 6 goats. She feels that the low cost loan has allowed her to live with happness and she says she has no issues in repayment. Infact the installments are easy to repay and at the same time the loan helped her scale up the business which otherwise would not have been possible. She expects higher loan amount and wants to re-start grocery shop for her husband. At present, her husband Baren Mahapatra is working in a company and earns an income of Rs.7000 a month. The couple has two children and both are in school studying in 5th and 7th respectively. Sanjukta is a leader of her SHG.

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A loan of Rs.10,000/- helped Sabita Mahapatra purchase 3 goats and some fodder for them. One of the goats has given birth to kids already and they have been sold for a profit. Sabita continues to work as a daily wage labourer when needed. Also she knows the tailoring work and she dreams to have a machine to do stiching work and earns some money out of it. The Income from the sale of goats and her income as a daily wage worker have been a great aid in taking care of her children. Her husband does mason work and is able to earn Rs.3000 in a month. The couple has two children who are in school. Her son is stuying in ITI and daughter is in class 8th. Sabita says That the two loans made dramatic changes in her life and says hope Rang De will continue support her in future.

Evaluated By : Pramod

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