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In our endeavour to expand the livelihood opportunities for the rural poor and empower them as citizens able to participate in the mainstream of our nation we have developed an effective portfolio of programmes.

Our Strategy rests upon the following framework:
Promoting Women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs)      Promoting & Nurturing SHG's
PRADAN begins its engagement in most new villages by promoting women’s Self-Help Groups (SHGs).The SHGs start out by being thrift and credit associations of poor women, who share common social and existential contexts, all of them with the desire for better lives.
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Promoting Women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs)      Livelihood Planning
PRADAN seeks to enhance and strengthen sustainable livelihood security of poor village communities through programmes in microfinance, agriculture, development of land and water resources, forestry, livestock development, and microenterprises.
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Sectoral Interventions       Sectoral Interventions
PRADAN has developed a menu of sectoral livelihood streams for its communities.  These programmes have grown as a result of PRADAN’s experiences of livelihood planning with SHGs in different locations and areas of study.
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The Human Resource Programme for Rural Poverty Alleviation       Human Resource at the Grassroots
Deploying high-quality human resources for grassroots work has been among PRADAN’s distinctive strategies since its inception in 1983.  Through a stringent selection process, PRADAN recruits university graduates from a diverse range of disciplines, all of whom are driven by a singular motivation to work with the rural poor.
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Mobilising Finances From Government Agencies and Banks      Fostering Community-Based Organisation
Building, nurturing and strengthening community-based organisations is an important strategy followed by PRADAN in creating a system for sustainability of the developmental processes initiated in an area.
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Extensive Collaboration With all Stakeholders      Leveraging Development Finances
Finances are needed by rural families as working capital for creating livelihood assets; to enhance the productivity and carrying capacity of resources; create service infrastructure; and build people’s skills and capabilities.
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How We Do