Flagship Projects
Health, Hygiene & Medical Needs
PP Anita Parikh handing over cheque to Rehabilitation Centre, SRCC on 4th-March-2021
President Swati, with PP Anita Parikh & PP Rashna Cooper handing over cheque to Trustee Jyoti Doshi at Rehabilitation Centre of SRCC
Kangaroo bags, nestings, jhabhlas, bonnets etc being supplied to neonatal ward of KEM hospital every month
Branding of club on the products
SHED CEO Mr Tawde with President Swati at the distribution of rations & medicines to the poor and needy at Kalina Centre
President Swati with Staff of SHED & recipients of Ration & medicines from Kalina slums
Microcredit Scheme

The main idea of the Microcredit Scheme is to empower women by making them financially self-reliant. In line with the theme ‘Charity with Responsibility’, small-scale women entrepreneurs are encouraged and helped to become economically independent by being extended repayable interest-free loans. Women, who are not eligible for bank loans or who would have to pay such usurious rates of interest that their business cannot succeed, can avail this.

NGOs, Vocational Training Groups and Ladies Clubs identify women who can benefit from this. Initially, the women applying for the loan are interviewed, their credibility assessed and the viability of their enterprise determined. Thereafter, there is periodic interaction with the women to motivate them and to encourage them to repay their loans regularly.

The Inner Wheel Club of Bombay has been running this scheme for the last 12 years under the benevolent and able leadership of PDC Lata Palekar. She has helped innumerable women start tiffin services and other home-based businesses and her observation is that women feel responsible about repaying the loan especially when they are made to realise that their repayments will finance the next batch of needy women. Lata has several success stories to narrate. One she relates with great enthusiasm and even pride is of a lady whose loan enabled her to start supplying just one tiffin box a day and who is now employing several others to run a take-away outlet.

The success of the Microcredit scheme has spurred the District Chairman 2014-15 to make it one of her key focus areas for the District.

PDC Lata Palekar is heading the team and guiding other Clubs to replicate the model.

'Bumita Patil (Panvel) sells ground flour in the day, and fish in the evening.
Tara Khandizod started her own tiffin service in Panvel.
Jayshree sells kids clothes, bags, immitation jewellery outside her home
Chhaya sells miscellaneous items like kids clothes, bags, immitation jewellery outside her home in Worli
Bharti Baght (Panvel) sells sarees and salwar kameez from home
Educational Support to Underprivileged and Support to Women & Older Persons
Digital E- Learning TV installed at SHED on 7.1.21
President Swati with students at SHED's E-Learning TV Inauguration
Habitat's Family Essential Kit Distribution in Powai on 11th November 2020
Food packages with rice, flour, sugar, dal, tea, oil etc were handed over to women from surrounding slums
International Day of Older Persons celebration at Parukh Dharamshala on 1st October 2020
Members contributed ceiling fans, diapers, drawsheets, Mixer-grinder & biscuits for the residents
Socially distanced residents enjoyed chatting with PP Rashna, Soni & President Swati
Environment and Rural Projects
Solar Lamp Distribution to students of Ashramshala
Sports shoes distributed to children at Shantivan as many had no footwear!
Mid Day Meals at Ashramshala supported annually by our members
Raising Health awareness and distribution of Masks distributed to village students in and around Shantivan
Cows at Shantivan supply essential milk to students at Ashramshala, and generous support given by members for their feed.

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