Annual Report 2014-15

Batwa - Chaitanya's Monthly


Year 2011

Status of Farmers’ Suicide a secondary data analysis to explore the reasons for agrarian distress in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra

Year 2010

Facilitating Organizational Change a case study on the journey of organizational exchange process of state NGOs

Cash Flow of Vidarbha Households an evaluation of income and expenditure patterns based on collecting primary data on the cash flow of 465 households in Vidarbha region

On Asking an analysis of the current fund raising scenario in Maharashtra and the experiences of organizations in raising funds based on field visits and interviews with NGOs

Year 2005

Analysis of the Impact of Agricultural Credit on Women explores the impact of credit on gender differentiation and agricultural practices of members of women’s self help groups and federations

Role of SGSY in Women’s Empowerment Issues and Challenges highlights the operational gaps in the implementation of the government scheme on poverty alleviation (Swarna Jayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana) in 7 districts (covering 400 members)

Year 2004

Gender Impact Assessment An assessment of Rural Communes, an organization working in the field of rural development through a gender lens

Malnutrition in Tribal Areas An analysis of the food availability, food use patterns, and ecosystems in tribal areas through participatory research analysis which adopts an ecosystem health approach

Those Who Dream Make a Difference An article on the use of Outcome Mapping, a participatory monitoring approach published by International Development Research Center in English and French

Year 2002

Networking of SHGs - A Case Study of Devoshi Village An article for the World Bank Supported Swashakti Project, a project on women’s empowerment

Year 1999

Building Institutions, Creating Identities and Negotiating Spaces An SHG impact on Women’s Empowerment conducted in three blocks of Pune District

Audio visuals- In House Production

  • Navi Pahat A touching and inspiring film regarding starting self help groups , the problems that crop up in the process and how they are dealt with. All this through an example of determined member women of a self help group in Gujarat. The film was translated in Marathi by Chaitanya.

  • Swayamsiddha Amhi is an in-house production - a film in Marathi for SHG members which explains the need for an apex organization beyond SHGs to address larger social and financial issues.

  • Navya Disha and Nayie Dishayein films in Marathi and Hindi respectively aimed for field animators, which highlight the importance of forming clusters to address villages level issues which are beyond the scope of the self help groups.

  • Adhar a film in Marathi highlights the importance of health insurance for the SHG members.

  • Bhoplyachi vel is a Marathi film, which deals with the importance of kitchen garden for healthy nutritious diet.

  • Explaining the importance of water management through the story of frogs in a pond Ek Talavachi Goshtha is a Marathi documentary, which is both funny as well as educating.

  • Amhi Bi Ghadalo – An audio cassette in the voices of members themselves highlighting the integration of health income generation and legal issues with self help groups (a joint production by the Pune district network in which Chaitanya participated.)

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Training Material

Prerak Prereika Abhyaskram (YCMOU) is study material developed by Chaitanya for the certificate course for animators of SHGs to train in all aspects of SHGs.

Booklet Series on Sector Owned Control complete guide touching all aspects of SHGs Federation formation and strengthening (2012)

Lokchalvalicha Watsaru resource material collection of motivational stories to facilitate training (2006)

Gunvantta Nikash the original book which have been published by Sadhan, are translated by Chaitanya in Marathi, this book focuses on indicators of group performance measurement(2006)

Samajh Gair Samajh is a pictorial booklet which clarifies some of the misconceptions about the SHGs rules and processes. Useful before and after the training programs to assess clarity on the concept of SHGs (2006)

Pictorial Monitoring Charts give indicators of quality SHGs for self assessment along with reference guide for usage (2006)

Kamgiri Mojmap the original book which have been published by Sadhan, are translated by Chaitanya in Marathi, this book focuses on process of group performance measurement (2005)

Bachatgatacha Watadya Resource material for increasing understanding about group and its view point (2004)

Tantra Baithakache clarifies the concept of getting together through SHGs to newly formed groups as well as existing groups in Marathi (2004)

Niyam Gatache a guide on group rules and regulations formation and sustainability (2004)

Vasa Vikaasacha is a guide dealing with various aspects of SHGs especially on issues faced, in Marathi (2004)

Bahana Bachat Ka, Badlaw Bahno Ka gives information to organizations and individuals working with SHGs on initiating development process (2003)

Prashna Tumche Uttar Amche resource material for increasing understanding regarding groups and SHGs related Government schemes (2003)

SHG Reord Kit comprehensive set of record keeping tools complete with passbooks, accounting books, attendance tracker, Prerna Geet booklet etc.

       Manuals On Management

  • Monitoring and EvaluationA training manual on monitoring and evaluation of projects for civil society organizations (2012)

  • Resource MobilizationA training manual guiding senior managers towards sustainable organizations by understanding various sources as well as tools for raising funds (2012)

  • Strategic Organizational Planning for NGOs – A training manual for senior managers of civil society organizations on preparing strategic plans (2011)

  • Project Planning – A training manual for senior managers of civil society organizations using result based management methods to plan projects (2011)