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Our partnership with Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) (Department of Women & Child Development)
Rashtriya Mahila Kosh is a Not-for-Profit Organization under the Ministry of Women & Child Development for the purpose of providing micro loans to women through government and non government organizations. It extends collateral-free micro finance in a client-friendly manner for livelihood activities, housing and micro-enterprises to bring about socio-economic upliftment of women.
Rashtriya Mahila Kosh provides micro-credit to women Self Help Groups (SHG’s) through eligible organizations in both rural and urban areas. Its builds the capacities of SHG's and partner organizations by imparting trainings in Financial Management, Project Management, Enterprise Development, Skill Upgradation. In other words RMK aims at holistic empowerment of women through micro finance.

INDCARE, in collaboration with Rashtriya Mahila Kosh has been continuously receiving loans for disbursement to women SHG's. This has been forwarded to the SHG"s for construction of houses, livelihood generation and for facilitating the smooth running of the kitchens at INDCARE under the Mid-day meal and ICDS schemes. The organization has formed 1600 SHGs of nearly 50,000 women members. The organization is extending SHGs movement towards cooperative formation and presently 10 cooperatives formation process is under development which is being supported by Delhi Commission of Women, PACS / DFID, UK and NIUA-UNDP for different slum location of Delhi. The organization reaches out to over 50,000 beneficiaries and provided loan of nearly Rs 3 crore providing soft loans to the women prevents them from getting trapped in the net of the money lenders and thereby helps them to become economically empowered.

As a partner of RMK, INDCARE takes a practical approach to development of good practices to address the immediate needs of the rural and urban poor through its Micro Credit / Micro Finance. In this approach, INDCARE has promoted Self Help Groups, Cooperatives, Mahila Chetna, which was instrumental in addressing the immediate social and economic basic needs of the urban poor with focus on women through different means of implementation. It is a successful example of GO-NGO partnership on micro finance issues rendered to the BPL women.
INDCARE has been appointed as the Nodal Agency with a view to mobilize NGO support on behalf of RMK in the Bundelkhand region for 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh by identifying NGO"s who fulfill the eligibility criteria of RMK for being eligible for loan. The Nodal agency would impart necessary training to the NGO's for capacity building and help in recovery of dues of RMK. INDCARE will act as a facilitator between the NGO's and RMK.

 




 
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