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  project name ~ Saathiship for Swati Desai - year 4

category ~ Saathi

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Saathiship for Swati Desai - year 4

  NGO

 

Saathi Program

  Category

 

Saathi

  District

 

Mozda

  State

 

Gujarat

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 96000

 

  Year Approved

 

2007

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

 

Bay Area

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

Swati Desai and her husband Michael Mazgaonkar, are social and environmental activists who have been living and working in Juna Mozda, a tribal village in the Bharuch district of Gujarat, since 1991.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

In Mozda, the Mozda Collective has been involved in soil and water conservation, organizing a women''''''''s cooperative for tuvar dal processing, savings programs and dairy, primary health care, sanitation projects and in training local youth for community projects. In 2002 they won the Rural Development award (instituted by the Development Support Center in Ahmedabad) for their work in watershed management

 

  Goals

 

 

The concept of a Saathi is a natural extension of the AID Fellowship idea. From time to time we come across persons who are contributing to the empowerment and development of communities in India and have a vision similar to ours''. However, they lack the means to carry out their work. These are the people we nominate and elect to be our Saathis.

 
 

  


 
 
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