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Sewa Srujan

The idea of community participation is at the core of this initiative. The idea behind creating Sewa Srujan is diversification of livelihood options available to the rural mountain population through skills that are known to them and that can be adopted by them. Under Sewa Srujan, women have been mobilised to form small groups and avail micro-financing benefits like group savings, small loans at low-interest rates in case of emergency. Interloaning for meeting their day to day needs has increased their confidence tremendously. The Micro Capital assistance has given them a new hope to start new enterprises making them economically independent and generating more money.


Sewa International invites volunteers to come forward and support various initiatives by volunteering with us.

Social Impact

New SHGs formed
in 2017-18

SHG Bank
Accounts opened

Families reached

₹ 6,71,950
SHG savings

How We Work

  • FORMATION OF NEW SHGs – The model of Self Help Group was adopted for serving the twin purpose of consolidating resources to attain a better bargaining power and to instil a sense of ownership especially amongst the womenfolk of the region. It is our belief that decentralised authority which rests amongst the stakeholders themselves, ensures equitable redistribution of wealth, better access and ability to avail the benefits of government policies and other welfare schemes.

  • LINKING SHGs WITH BANKS – Given the opportunities that the new age economy provides through banking, it becomes important that any model of sustainable development becomes financially inclusive as well. Opening savings bank accounts and maintaining them helps the beneficiaries to attain a stability in finances and to be able to avail the facilities provided by a bank such as loans and fixed deposits.

  • FORMATION OF FEDERATION COMPRISING OF SHGs – To increase the strength of members so that they have a better say and bargaining capacity in any business they enter into. The federations comprise a Board of Directors who are entrusted with taking care of the accounts, mobilising new members to join the group.

  • VEGETABLE SEED KIT DISTRIBUTION SHGs – Often the first step towards getting the seeds is the most difficult. In a hand holding gesture very often events are held where seed kits are distributed to the locals. This also helps in encouraging the women to pursue vegetable farming not as a kitchen garden activity but as an income generating option. The seeds distributed include that of Pea, Okra, Capsicum, Rai, Chilli, beans, Brinjal, Tomato, Radish, Pumpkin, Bottle Gourd.
  • PARTICIPATION IN FAIRS AND FESTIVALS – To provide a ready market for selling and marketing the produce, SHGs participate in fairs and exhibitions. This helps promote the product as well as find a suitable price for the produce. Participation in fairs and festivals also lifts the spirit of the workers and further brings the community closer.

  • TRAINING ON AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AND PRODUCTION PLAN – In the era of globalisation where economies are market driven, a farmer has to also turn into an entrepreneur and learn how to market his product well. For the same purpose, training is imparted to beneficiaries to keep them updated with the latest trends in the market and the adoption of innovative marketing strategies.

  • LAND SURVEY AND CROP PATTERN – The demography, the climate, cropping patterns and the land use patterns of a place are the foremost requisites of forming an action plan or policy for a region. In order to know the current status of the crops and the farmlands of the SHG, data is collected, surveys done and then the crop calendar prepared for the future.

  • GOOD GOVERNANCE TRAINING OF DIRECTORS – The directors of the federation are trained to develop good governance practices. Also inculcating in them a sense of leadership and responsibility to steer these SHGs towards prosperity and success.

  • HIMSAMPADA – HimSampada is the producer organization facilitated by Sewa International which would help the beneficiaries get the best market and facilities so that the idea of creating a self-sustainable society could become a reality. From collecting capital to investment decisions the stakeholding rights will stay with the SHG members.


  • I am grateful to Sewa International for providing me with this opportunity. I visited the place where this school began and was baffled at how 55 people could live in that small place. It takes great vision and dedication to complete such a task. We all know that education is the route from poverty to fulfillment. People with disability are at certain disadvantage but a facility like this provides them with the opportunity to realize their potential. I want to thank all of you.. the teachers, people who have made this possible, Sewa international and on behalf of UK parliament, I would like to say that you've made a difference! Let's pledge to make this difference in all the states across Bharat together. Let's give everyone an opportunity to become the best they can.

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    • Bob Blackman
  • The experience and exposure provided by Sewa International was very enriching. It is heartening to see people not giving up easily despite unfavourable conditions.

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    • Aneesh S V L S
    • MBA Student at NIFTEM, Sonipat, Haryana
  • Wonderful experience. The visit helped us in gaining a better understanding of the challenges faced by the village residents in terms of food technology and processing.

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    • Raunak
    • B. Tech. Student at NIFTEM, Sonipat, Haryana
  • Sewa International is doing a phenomenal jobin Uttarakhand providing means of sustainable development to the community specially women under various banners like Sewa Krishi, Sewa Arogyam, Sewa Mahila Jyoti etc. The mobile health van is a unique concept providing advanced services like ECG, Xray and other investigations at affordable prices. The team understands the need of volunteers and visitors and delivers accordingly. You don't feel like an outsider and they welcome you warmly into their family. I would request you to help them in their noble cause in any way you can.

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    • Dr. Nihkil Garg
  • Great initiatives by sewa. It feels great to work with people to know the people around Uttarakhand. Had lots of learning and good experience with the team. Since I was working in the field of village tourism I got an opportunity to explore the Village life local traditions and cuisines which was fabulous. Sewa has built a strong network between the people and NGO, it is just remarkable. You never feel an outsider when you are working with sewa over here. If got another chance i would definitely like to carry my work forward with sewa.

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    • Sourabh Veer
    • Volunteer

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