Securing Livelihoods for Sustainable Development

Establishing Secure and Resilient Livelihoods for Women Facing Marginalization

Adarsh Manas Seva Sanstha's Livelihood mission focuses on supporting women involved in smallholder agriculture, small businesses, or employed in farm or non-farm labor. Through a variety of innovative rural livelihood programs, we empower women to establish secure and resilient means of income, breaking the cycle of poverty permanently. Our rural livelihood initiatives embrace several key strategies, including enhancing capabilities, fostering asset accumulation, promoting collective action, facilitating inclusive value chain development, and engaging men and other influential stakeholders.

Women’s Skilling and Entrepreneurship Development

Seed Center Led Model

SEED Centers – one stop solution to meet needs of potential women entrepreneurs and future workforce.

  • Holistic Tech-led skilling – Life skills, digital literacy, employability and entrepreneurship
  • Techno-managerial assistance for women entrepreneurs-Incubation
  • Vocational training facilitation
  • Post training employment assistance for women
  • Gender transformative enabling environment creation

Empowering Women Smallholder Farmers

She Feeds The World

She Feeds the World’s goal to improve the food/livelihoods security and nutrition of poor rural households, with a strong emphasis on women small-scale producers.

  • Nutrition sensitive agriculture
  • Community Based Adaptation
  • Farmers Field Business School
  • Extension Plus Agri Kiosks
  • Super Food System that are Sustainable, Productive
  • Gendered value chain development
  • Collectives Strengthening

Women’s Access to Clean Energy Solutions

She School Led Technology Extension Model

She School model provides the opportunity for clean Energy Pathway for women. Entrepreneurship and employment through

  • Sustaiable Energy Cluster Development
  • Agriculture (Food), Water and Energy – Nexus: AWE-some Nexus
  • Access to other renewable sources of enery for life cycle needs and livelihoods

Women’s Livelihood

Frequently Asked Questions

NGOs play a pivotal role in advancing sustainable development through various avenues:

  • Advocacy and Awareness: NGOs raise awareness about environmental issues, social injustices, and economic disparities, mobilizing communities and policymakers to take action towards sustainable development goals.
  • Capacity Building: NGOs empower communities by providing education, training, and resources to enhance their skills and knowledge, enabling them to address local challenges and achieve sustainable development outcomes.
  • Policy Influence: NGOs engage with governments, international organizations, and other stakeholders to advocate for policies and regulations that promote sustainability, social equity, and environmental protection.
  • Grassroots Initiatives: NGOs implement grassroots projects and programs that address specific sustainability challenges, such as clean water access, renewable energy adoption, women's empowerment, and poverty alleviation.
  • Partnership and Collaboration: NGOs collaborate with other organizations, including governments, businesses, academic institutions, and local communities, to leverage resources, expertise, and networks for collective impact towards sustainable development.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: NGOs conduct research, monitoring, and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of development interventions, identify best practices, and inform evidence-based decision-making for sustainable development efforts.

Adarsh Manas Seva Sanstha undertakes several steps to promote sustainable development:

  • Community Empowerment: Adarsh Manas Seva Sanstha empowers communities by facilitating their active participation in decision-making processes, ensuring that development initiatives are locally led and sustainable.
  • Capacity Building: Adarsh Manas Seva Sanstha conducts training and skill-building programs to enhance the capabilities of individuals and communities, enabling them to address their own needs and challenges effectively.
  • Livelihood Promotion: Adarsh Manas Seva Sanstha supports livelihood initiatives that provide sustainable income opportunities for marginalized communities, fostering economic resilience and reducing poverty.

Adarsh Manas Seva Sanstha employs various methods to monitor and evaluate the impact of its livelihood programs:

  • Data Collection: NGOs gathers quantitative and qualitative data to assess the progress and outcomes of its livelihood interventions. This may include surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, and participatory methods.
  • Indicators and Benchmarks: Seva Sanstha establishes clear indicators and benchmarks to measure the effectiveness of its livelihood programs. These indicators may include changes in income levels, employment rates, skills development, and access to resources.
  • Baseline and Endline Assessments: Seva Sanstha conducts baseline assessments at the beginning of the program to establish a reference point and identify needs and priorities. Endline assessments are then conducted at the conclusion of the program to measure the impact and outcomes achieved.
  • Outcome Mapping: Seva Sanstha maps out the intended outcomes and impacts of its livelihood programs and tracks progress towards achieving these outcomes over time. This helps to identify areas of success as well as challenges and lessons learned for future program design and implementation.

The eligibility criteria for accessing livelihood support from Seva Sanstha may vary depending on the specific program or initiative. However, common eligibility criteria may include:

  • Residency: Applicants may need to reside in a particular geographic area where Seva Sanstha operates its livelihood programs.
  • Socioeconomic Status: Priority may be given to individuals or households belonging to economically disadvantaged or marginalized communities, such as low-income families, women-headed households, persons with disabilities, or socially excluded groups.
  • Need: Applicants may need to demonstrate a genuine need for livelihood support, such as lack of stable income opportunities, limited access to resources or assets, or vulnerability to poverty or unemployment.
  • Commitment and Motivation: Applicants may be required to demonstrate their willingness and commitment to actively participate in livelihood activities, undergo training or capacity-building sessions, and adhere to program guidelines and requirements.
  • Target Group: Some livelihood programs may specifically target certain groups or demographics, such as youth, women, farmers, artisans, or entrepreneurs, based on the program objectives and priorities.
  • Feasibility: Applicants may need to present viable livelihood proposals or business plans that demonstrate the feasibility and potential for sustainability of their proposed income-generating activities.
  • Compliance: Applicants may need to comply with any additional criteria or conditions set forth by Seva Sanstha or funding partners, such as legal requirements, ethical standards, or programmatic guidelines.

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