Fundraiser ended on Sep 04, 2017
By BIBEK BORA
of $ 15,504
in 262 days
SEWA is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the service of poor & vulnerable rural population who are otherwise left out of the development process. It is an organization that supports poor, vulnerable and every energetic Indian who believes in himself/herself and has the courage & prepared to work hard to realize their dreams. SEWA helps this group of individuals who wants to earn a living by dint of hard work through small businesses. They do not have a salaried job or enjoy welfare benefits like workers in the organized sector.
SEWA’s main goals are to organize all such vulnerable workers towards fulltime employment. Full employment means employment whereby workers enjoy work security, income security, food security and social security (at least health care, child care and shelter). SEWA organizes vulnerable sections to ensure that every family obtains full employment. By self-reliance we mean that everyone will be autonomous and self-reliant, individually and collectively, both economically and in terms of their decision-making ability.
We at SEWA feel that there is much to be done in terms of strengthening women’s leadership, their confidence, their bargaining power within and outside their homes and their representation in policy-making and decision-making. It is their issues, their priorities and needs which should guide and mould the development process in our country. Toward this end, SEWA has been supporting its members in capacity-building and in developing their own economic organizations.