Integrated Micro-Finance, Micro-Credit and Micro-Entrepreneurship

IMG_8122Our integrated micro-finance, micro-credit and micro-entrepreneurship projects aim to to address financial exclusion of marginalised and poor rural Indian communities. In addition to making small financial loans, we work on a grassroots level forming long term relationships. We offer vocational training and education, provide financial literacy training, promote micro-savings schemes and invest in not only the micro-enterprise but in the individual, family and community themselves.

We endeavour to create opportunities that are not only needed by the community, but also desired by the micro-entrepreneur, thus creating the ownership necessary for the project’s success and sustainability.

EduCARE microfinance projects include micro-enterprises such as the production of local foodstuffs and handicrafts, support in establishing micro-savings groups, and the provision of information for micro-insurance schemes. We concentrate on projects which encompass the ethics of EduCARE: for example, promote the development of the local rural economy; encourage health eating; emphasise the importance of clean water and good sanitation; encourage reducing, reusing and recycling waste.

By establishing an environment that fosters empowerment, self-confidence and creativity, we help marginalised communities increase their autonomy, influence and control over their lives.

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ViKAAS Centre and EcoDeva team-members recovering barbered wire for fencing of the Jess's tree nursery and the organic herbal kitchen garden from the old disused fencing in the deep forest areas on mountain slopes ! #SocialForestry #organicfarming #treenursery #Himalayas #dharamsala #internship #adventure #gulshanmanhas ... See MoreSee Less

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"Sports EmPOWER Girls"
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International Day of the Girl Child (11 Oct)

India Timms continued the good work of "Sports EmPOWER Girls" project initiated by Cora and supported by Khushbu, Ankur, Joshua, Janus, Marc, Manpreet, Yana, Charlotte, Gulshan and others)

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Demonstration organic and herbal kitchen garden + tree nursery getting re-prepared !

@ ViKAAS Dev SEVA Centre, Naddi, and,
EcoDeva teams and leadership in action !

@ Jess, Lata, Lizbeth, Anaelle, Alexey, Ankit Rahul, Sneha, Tinu !
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New teams, new beginnings !

@ academic fieldwork induction training of MSW students completed by
HR and Adm Coordinator - Pavas, and, Fieldwork Coordinator - Aditi !

Leaders in the making:
@ Long-term student interns - 24 students of MSW (2017-2019) from Central University of Himachal Pradesh;
@ Short-term student interns - 04 students of MSW (2016-2018) from Manipal University and, 01 student of MSW (2016-2018) from University of Maryland;

@ new team-members for Naddi, Rait, Kareri;;
@ women empowerment and self-help groups;
@ maternal and child health /early childhood education and care, preventive health;
@ kitchen gardens, herbal foods and nutrition; @ water sanitation and waste management, etc
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