Samagra Gram Vikas Sanstha
Location : Maharashtra
Partner Since : 02-02-2009
Founder : Mr. M.M. Bhange
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.
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Evaluated By : Prajwal Suvarna and Sonali Chakraborty/evaluation/microcredit/india/maharashtra/varsha-ambadas-navade/61952
Our changemakers were able to make a difference in the lives of many children from Pusad, Maharashtra. Two of them were 9-year-old Tanmay and 8-year-old Anjali Kale. Thanks to their mother Kalpana Santosh Kale, both children are able to attend their classes regularly at a private school.
Kalpana is a tailor while her husband Santosh runs a tea stall. The two occupations ensure the couple has enough to take care of their family but the incomes from them can only be stretched so far.
At the beginning of a new academic year, they dip into their savings to meet the school-related expenses but most of the time, the money falls short. Whenever this happens, they borrow from relatives and moneylenders but now that Vandana has connected to Rang De, the fees are paid within the school’s deadline and all books and uniforms are purchased at the right time. The money that she saved by opting for a cost-effective loan is now being used to pay for her son’s extra tuition classes.
This loan was made possible through your contributions. Thank you for supporting Vandana’s loan request and enabling Tanmay and Anjali to enjoy another year at school. If you would like to help other borrowers in need of a loan, please click on the link.
Evaluated By : Prajwal Suvarna and Sonali Chakraborty/evaluation/microcredit/india/maharashtra/kalpana-santosh-kale/68940
|Total No. of Loans||9051|
|Total amount disbursed||Rs.91,510,500|
|Expected repayment so far||Rs.90,353,449|
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