Hightlight of the Work

  • Covers 152 villages, 280,000+ residents
  • UNICEF is the main partner
  • Creation of 404+ Self-Help Groups (SFIG) with 4,942+ women members
  • 70% members from below poverty line
  • Total saving by SHGs: — Rs. 36541599($600000)
  • Total loan amount: — Rs. 55524000($925400)
  • 100% repayment of loans: NO defaults!
  • Creation of 6,500+ Kitchen-Gardens
  • Anemia cases of women and girls dropped to below 5%
  • Vocational Training for 12,880 women (tailoring: 11,130, other 700+)
  • Guided 17,563 adolescents girls and boys with transition into adulthood
  • Focus on raising awareness of gender inequality and legal awareness
  • Child marriages now down to less than 10% • Child vaccination is now 1000
  • Usage of iodized salt is now 100%
  • Up to 85% households now use permanently installed in-house toilets
  • School attendance by girls rose to 90%+
  • Leadership guidance and training for active involvement in local governments many SHG- women sarpanch.
  • Drought Relief and Support programme in 55 villages.

Adarsh Mahila Griha Udyog - AMGU

Adarsha Mahila Griha Udyog was established in 1976 with the main objective of making women self-reliant Most of our work is done at the grassroots level in the rural areas covering 152 villages of Latur district. Our work primarily focuses on holistic women's empowerment across their entire lifespan — through social, economic. political, legal, health, and sex education along with literacy. We also run many programs focusing on different aspects of the rural lives. All these programs have had a great impact towards eradicating poverty in those villages and towards women empowerment.

AMGU’s President Chandrakala Bhargaw is honoured by Maharashtra foundation USA, for the presentation of AMGU’s work in 2013. She was invited by Princeston University, Indian Development Services and Indian Development Coalition America Conference in USA as a speaker for the presentation of the work done by AMGU. Her work is included by the Author Jaya Kamlani from USA in the book. "India With Tough Love” in the chapter ‘Good Samaritans’.The book received Indian Government’s " Bharat Samman Award " and " Hind Rattan Award ( Jewel Of India ). It is a great achievement for AMGU.

Adarsha Mahila Griha Udyog works for the Holistic empowerment of women across their entire life span. It includes vocational training to make them self-reliant and organizes social awareness programmes about women’s issues and gender sensitization and adolescents. Read more...