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  Project Name


Ph 2 - GIS project/computers



Fodra (Fountain of Development Research and A..










  Budget Approved


$ 3000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Murali Nandula


Ann Arbor









-Mission: to plan, promote and undertake the development issues and activities mentioned below in India to create a just and enabling environment for the people living in poverty





-From the inception, the members of FODRA have been associated in several poverty reduction, microfinance, savings & credit, women’s economic empowerment, micro enterprise programmes to strengthen its understanding of the basic development values and implementation strategies underpinning the different focused initiatives in India. To be more specific, the member of FODRA has worked and provided planning and implementation support in several development projects/programmes of many NGOs, Small Scale Industries Development of India(SIDBI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development(NABARD), IFAD/World Bank and several others during 1994-1999. In 1996, FODRA started working with the families staying in slums and semi-urban low-income migrant clusters of Delhi to undertake women centred self-sustaining integrated family development actions for reducing of poverty and hunger, human development and better health hygiene and sanitation.





-1. Foster human development of poor, women and children in particular, to ensure socio-economic justice and self-reliance for alleviation of urban poverty. 2. Promote self-help efforts of urban and rural population living in poverty to secure basic education for their children and themselves, better sanitation and environmental condition for good health, affordable health care facilities and improved vocational skills and guidance for better livelihood opportunities. 3. Plan and undertake economic development programmes among poor women through self help group based savings and banking(microcredit) and appropriate skills/technology development for micro enterprise activities to reduce gender inequality and improve participation of women in decision making. 4. Foster networking for promotion of microcredit and micro enterprise projects in India and work in partnership and collaboration with different NGOs and national/international development agencies for creating an enabling environment. 5. Stimulate interest among Government, development agencies and mainstream credit delivery institutions in the areas of micro finance for enterprise development among poor through awareness and sensitization programs, action researches, seminars and workshops in regular intervals.



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