SHEPHERD is a professional
development organization. The core purpose of SHEPHERD is impacting
poverty by identifying socially relevant themes and devising programmes
based on its core values, principles and operating guidelines.
SHEPHERD created pioneering models in micro finance, social security
and Health. A new experimentation is going to be initiated shortly
to work in the new theme of livelihoods promotion through proactive
and forward looking business development support services.
offers Micro Finance Services to rural poor communities by organizing
them into Self Help Groups (Surabhis). It promotes peoples organizations
by networking SHGs in the villages, through which micro Finance
Programme is managed. People’s organizations are owned, managed
and controlled by rural women. NDFS coordinates with banks and financial
institutions to mobilize resources in order to on lend to members.
a comprehensive, viable and sustainable social security scheme to
the unorganized rural communities, has become a reat challenge.
SSAFE Foundation has come out with a viable social security schemes
in the areas of Health Promotion, Micro Insurance and Micro Pension
offers Business Development support services to strengthen existing
livelihoods and to create new micro enterprises through skill building,
re-skilling and other complimentary services. These services include
activity clusters creation, establishment of forward and backward
linkages and value addition to the existing usiness and production
processes and products.