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PGSS was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation for "Innovation in Programming" by IGSSS during the partners meeting held at Guwahati Read More
PGSS won First Prize at National Level competition for the best Annual Report, organized by Caritas India in Bangalore Read More
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) was celebrated on 02nd December 2017 in Gorakhpur. 2792 Children/Persons with Disabilities joined for the celebration. Read More
International Women's Day- 2018 was celebration in all the Community Centres of PGSS in all Seven Districts of Gorakhpur- Basti Divisions Read More
State Award for PGSS: State Government of U.P. awarded PGSS for creating ‘barrier-free environment' on 03/08/2017 given by Shri Yogi Adityanath ji (Hon’ble Chief Minister of U.P.) Read More
Fr Varghese, Director of PGSS, received the State Award from Shri Yogi Adityanath ji (Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh) on 03/12/17 for creating Barrier-Free Environment for PwDs Read More
Launch of Disability Inclusive Unit for the production of Low Cost Sanitary Pads for Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Read More
Inauguration of Disability Inclusive FPO (KMPCL) on Collection & Processing of Milk at Kushinagar on 05/06/18 Read More
Dr Sara Varughese(CBM) in the presence of Most Rev Thomas Thuruthimattam & other Dignitaries, inaugurated the Disability Inclusive FPO on Central Processing of Organic Food Products on 11/08/17 Read More
Inauguration on CHILD HELP DESK (CHD) at Gorakhpur Railway Station on 12 June 2018 with the support of CHILDLINE India Foundation Read More
National Award - FIRST PRIZE - ‘Social Innovation 2018' for innovation in the process of inclusion of persons with disabilities through organic farming practices given by Caritas India on 18 Oct 2018 Read More
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Economic Empowerment

Based on the ideal of ‘Self help is the best help’, PGSS undertook economic empowerment of the excluded communities through self help groups (SHGs). The SHGs are small groups consisting upto 20 members who meet regularly and take up small savings. The small savings are channelized among the members for productive and consumption purposes. The interest given by members and the seed money given from the banks (after linkage) strengthen community pool of the SHGs. The organisation conducts skills building programs for the members to take up small income generating activities (IGAs) for a sustainable income.

Since the people with whom PGSS works are very poor, steps need to be taken for their economic empowerment. PGSS is doing so by organizing these poor people into self help groups, building capacities of SHG members, linking SHGs with banks for credit, linking SHGs with block and Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarojgar Yojana (SJGSY), building capacity in income generation activities and making matching grant and revolving funds available to the needy people.

At present 1043 SHGs were formed with 13590 members. The group members are using the loan amount for different activities like agriculture, animal husbandry, shop keeping, marriages, medical treatment, house construction, travel, education, etc. The SHGs have been linked with different banks and have been getting financial assistance because of this linkage.

The SHGs have made the easy and soft loans available at the households of the focus people. This has helped them in coming out of the clutches of the village money lenders. Interactions with banks not only helped the SHGs financially, it has also touched upon the social aspects of the members. The enhanced mobility and interactions with the banks has raised their confidence level. Access and control over resources had added to their dignity at family and community level.


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