The Initiative

Upjeevika Upaays aims to bring forth best models and innovations of rural livelihoods in India from a practitioner’s point of view – hoping to not only motivate individuals and institutions in the sector working closely with livelihoods and rural communities but in general for the keen readers who wish to understand the domain and who is doing what, where and how.
This initiative is by Chaitanya – An NGO (www.chaitanyaindia.org) based out of Pune, Maharashtra. Registered under the Bombay public trust act 1950, Chaitanya is one of the pioneers of community based micro finance institutions, promoting the first financial federation in Maharashtra in Khed taluka of Pune district. Today she works with over 1 lakh rural women and her households spread across 1,500 villages through 50 federations in 18 districts of Maharashtra in the domains of micro-finance, capacity building and livelihoods.

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