ARAVALI has helped over 30 organisations understand their roles better in the promotion and nurturing of self help groups and leading them to take on more evolved roles in livelihoods generation. Funded by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust, the focus has been on organisational development and creation of appropriate systems to facilitate effective credit flows and building livelihoods security. An important area has been risk reduction through micro-insurance.
This initiative of ARAVALI reaches around 10,000 families. Over time we will aim to have each Partner evolve their initiative into a Family Livelihoods Resource Centre to enable them to work with the families that are associated with SHGs.
Through a combination of microfinance services and business development services, we aim to help the poorest people become livelihoods secure.