Developing SEWA Institutions
SEWA Bharat is responsible for overseeing the development of new SEWA institutions as well as help spread the SEWA movement. SEWA Bharat invests in leadership of local communities, helps start and manage institutional development, and provide the necessary resources and linkages for local efforts to grow.
SEWA Bharat is currently deepening, expanding, and growing the efforts of newly formed SEWA institutions in the following areas:
SEWA in Jharkhand
SEWA has worked in Jharkhand since 2016, introducing solutions that address the economic, financial, health, and social security gaps that prevent women from achieving full employment and self-reliance. SEWA operates in Hazaribagh and Ranchi and is comprised of agricultural producers, vendors, domestic workers, and home-based workers.
SEWA in Punjab
In order to overcome informational, resource, and access gaps, the National Health Mission (NHM), launched a program called the Mahila Arogya Samiti (MAS) to provide linkages to public health resources, provide information around government health schemes, and train members of the community on preventative, local public health issues. All MAS participants are women from the community who become leaders and are responsible for connecting their communities to efficient and effective health solutions.
SEWA in Punjab became a partner with NHM Punjab in 2016, leading the training of 349 women in 11 districts of Punjab. SEWA trained women on leadership, community based monitoring, and public health linkages, improving the health of communities and the leadership capacity of its members.