Income generation for the weaker section of the society,
has been the main thrust of Mamta since its inception.
One can think about his/her education, health and
social responsibilities better, if he/she is economically
sound. Mamta, since its inception involved some women
from weaker section in income generating activities
such as: knitting, sewing, embroidery, painting, hand
made soft toys, greetings cards, eatables like pickle,
jam, chips etc.
To market its products, a shop called ‘Lowcost
Home Care Point’ was opened and maintained for
3 years i.e. 1992-94.It was an unit of voluntary organizations
or network of Mamta’s seven partners who found
it difficult to market their products, kept their
products in this shop. We had to close down the shop
because we could not compete the market.
Mamta has entered in the field of Micro credit in
December, 2007.Formed 5 Joint liability groups(JLGs)
in January,2008 and provided credit loan to 25 members
of women from weaker section of the society with the
help of Uttarakhand Microfinance and Livelihood Promotion
Development Cooperative Institute, Govt of Uttarakhand.
Currently more than 50 groups are ready to take loan
for their small entrepreneurships. We are targeting
74 slums of Dehradun in the beginning and gradually
expand the micro credit work in rural areas of Dehradun
and other districts of Uttarakhand. We have also linked
up our organization with L.I.C.of India in March,
2008 to provide micro insurance facilities to the
members and families of the weaker section of the
society, particularly to the members of micro credit
We are also planning to start functional vocational
trainings from April,2008 for less educated and disadvantaged
youth of the society on various viable trades in order
to give them an opportunity to either start their
own small entrepreneurships or get suitable job after
We also had following activities to promote livelihoods
with Women Self Help Groups and marginal farmers in
two tribal blocks Chakrata & Kalsi of Dehradun
• Formation of Self Help Groups & small
• Marketing and Trainings/Demonstrations to
SHGs and Federations.
• Income Generating Activities & Capacity
Building trainings to the SHG members.
• Farmers’ Federation linked with Mother
Dairy, New Delhi
• SHGs Linked with Anchal Dairy for milk marketing
• Linked with Pantnagar University for Technical
• Linked with NAFED for Pea marketing.
• Promoted “Organic Rajma” in the
belt of Chakrata.