Intensive work has been carried out by our organization in ensuring sustainable livelihoods for rural communities and regular training for continuous skill development. We have trained & motivated villagers to enhance their income sources through alternative livelihoods such as fish farming, horticulture and livestock development. We have also facilitated skill development of village communities in sustainable natural resource management through community forestry, horticulture, land development and water conservation through the medium of self-help groups and small community businesses. Recently, thousands of rural youth have been trained on various skills construction related skills such as masonry, wire-bending, stone dressing, carpentry, plumbing, electrical fittings, painting trades
Poverty in India is widespread. In 2014, according to the latest World Bank report, a total of 11.8 per cent of all people in India live below the international poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day. Most of them do not have source or means to earn their livelihood. In other words, they are unable to secure the basic necessities -food, water, shelter and clothing- of life for themselves or those who are dependent on them.
Beside lack of money, there are several other factors that hinder an individual from finding a proper livelihood. Some of them are lack of education, no work skills and bad health. One problem leads to other, trapping an individual into a vicious cycle from which it becomes almost impossible to come out.
These people need support. A handful for government schemes is not enough to support all of them. The Jan Samaj Kalyan Samiti is doing its bit to help as many poor people of the country as it can to come out of this vicious cycle of poverty, hunger bad health, education and unemployment.
The Jan Samaj Kalyan Samiti runs various self-employment schemes under Future 2020. Distribution of rickshaws and vegetable/fruit carts is part of it. We believe giving a meal for a day to a poor is not beneficial for his entire life. Rather give him a means to earn his meal and feed himself or herself and his or her dependents for the entire life. The Jan Samaj Kalyan Samiti Rickshaw project aims at producing a small but continuous source of income for the poor family.
We also give vocational trainings to inculcate and enhance the technical skills among youths, which ultimately help them earn their livelihood and become self dependent. To needy women, it gives training in stitching and sewing machines so that they could earn enough money to survive with their family.
The Jan Samaj Kalyan Samiti also assists poor and needy people in setting up grocery shop/vegetable shop, fruit shop. The Jan Samaj Kalyan Samiti is also pursuing a National Skill Development Council Programs through partner organizations. These initiatives not only assist them in meeting their day-to-day needs and boost their confidence but also indirectly save the society from various kinds of social evils.
We need support – both moral and financial to continue this effort in better ways for better results.