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Ushamath Mahila Mahasangh

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Location : Uttarakhand

Founded in : 19-05-2016

Founder : Kamal Nayan Badoni

About UMM

Ushamath Mahila Mahasangh Ltd. (UMM) is apex federation of women SHGs, registered under Uttarakhand Self Reliant Cooperative Act 2003, established to meet the financial service needs of the poor clients/people living in one of the most underserved areas of Uttarakhand state, structured as a community based microfinance institution UMM's mandate has been to focus on the solutions that provide direct socio economic improvement to the marginalized and low - income households.

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Written by Thrishika Kanthraj

Trekking the mountains has a growing following. Recreation, adrenaline and fitness are what it offers to most people. However, to those who call the mountains home, trekking and hiking for long hours is just a way of life.

This realisation came to us as we hiked down nearly 20 minutes to meet Meena Devi, a borrower associated with Ushamath Mahila Mahasangh (UMM), our impact partner that works to improve livelihoods in Uttarakhand.

As we reached her home, huffing and puffing, Meena offered us some tea to relax and catch a breath. The milk for this tea had come from the buffalo that she purchased with the help of a Rang De loan in July 2016.

As we sipped on the sugary beverage, we soon got a glimpse of the hardships in the lives of Uttarakhand’s women.

As there are few factories or industrial operations, women depend on their surroundings to earn a livelihood, with farming being the obvious choice. However, farming also suffers from flooding, erratic monsoons and wildlife.

Meena even recollected how she and a couple of other women from the village spent nights in the jungle trying to protect crops from being trampled by wild boars and monkeys.

Evaluated By : Sonali and Thrishika

Partnership Summary

Total No. of Loans 391
Total amount disbursed Rs.11,915,000
Expected repayment so far Rs.7,838,111
Amount repaid Rs.4,076,889
Amount delayed Rs.0
Amount defaulted Rs.0

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Premdei Devi

Cow Rearing | Uttarakhand

800

Raised

19200

Still Need

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Jayanti Devi

Cow Rearing | Uttarakhand

900

Raised

24100

Still Need

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Sarla Devi

Buffalo Rearing | Uttarakhand

800

Raised

24200

Still Need

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