Livelihood module learning’s


Livelihood module   Date-15-16-06-2013


I would like it share about livelihood module experience. We had livelihood module on 15-16 -06-2013 by Dr.Neelam she taught about livelihood module. She started session from ice breaking activities. In that activity we memorized like what is livelihood and what is income generation Activities. In this activity we came know what is livelihood and Income generations activities.

What is Livelihood?

Livelihood nothing but involving self-employment a livelihood should keep a person meaningfully occupied and wage-employment sustainable manner with dignity.\

What is income generation activity?

 Income generation activity is nothing but poor households have very limited opportunities to increase their incomes and rely on poorly paid employment and very low productivity activities.

Afterwards madam taught about livelihood capitals. In livelihood there are five capitals. These capital one using these capitals

1.      Human capital : household members, active labour, education, knowledge and skills

2.      Natural capital : access to land, forests, water, grazing, fishing, wild products and biodiversity

3.      Finance capital: savings/debt, gold/jewelers, income, credit, insurance

4.      Physical capital : livestock, equipment, vehicles, houses, irrigation pumps,

5.      Social capital : kin networks, group membership, sociopolitical voice and influence


Next madam give Assignment about some NGO’s working some livelihood module so fined and that module presented individually.


We were discussed some NGO case study some organization they are not focusing particular livelihood modules module so that’s way they fail they are objective.


Livelihood module

1.      Skills

2.      Sustainable

3.      Services

4.      Entitlement


Spacial Guest speaker sessions

by Mr.Balligar

We had Guest speaker session by Mr.Balligar he thought about VRDS Vanasire rural Development. This nonprofit organization it is working with SHG group. Basically he organization with 4 SHG group, Rural Animal treatment, and to make women empowerment, right now VRDS working Four taluk and total 450 SHG group.

Now VRDS started cooperative society bank right now bank turnover 2 crore this organization getting found from Deshpande foundation,


1.      Livelihood

2.      Loan

3.      Credit



Guest speaker session by Ms.Geeth Samarthanam

We had Guest speaker session by Ms.Geeth she shared about Samarthanam what they working whom they working she shared. 1997, Mahantesh G.K. and two of his friends envisioned an organization to provide opportunities for the deserving, young, and talented children with disability of any form, or from marginalized economic backgrounds. Thus, more than a decade ago, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled came into existence by providing free hostel facilities to the deserving students.

Since inception, Samarthanam has been working to empower the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people in India. Samarthanam supports the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged to keep in pace with the rest of the society by providing quality education, accommodation, nutritious food, vocational training, placement based rehabilitation and achieve personal independence.

However the long term focus of Samarthanam is shaping an inclusive society which provides opportunities—without any discrimination—for the development of the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people.


Guest speaker session by Ms.Rekha naika

We had session by Ms.Rekha naik she shared she started one company name called Trap cool this company producing frozen fruit. They are giving seeds to former after growing the fruit they selling to this company.

This company having total labour 100 men and woman they are getting every day good wage. This company producing frozen fruit likes mango, watermelon, muskmelon, and other fruit. they getting order from other country like Brazil, America, after that they preparing product.Frozen fruit having more profit they getting profit season wise. And they maintaining hygiene  in their company.


Guest speaker session through Skype Udyogini


We had Guest speaker session through Skype by Ms.Vanith Vishwanth she stated one organization name called Udyogini was set up to co-ordinate and facilitate management training for grassroots women’s groups for the World Bank Institute-funded Women’s Enterprise Management Training Outreach Program (WEMTOP).

This was a three-year participatory action-learning project aimed at developing an appropriate curriculum and visual-based training materials on micro enterprise management to build capacity in NGOs to do enterprise as well as to train women at the grassroots to manage enterprises. The training program consisted of Grassroots Management Training (GMT) carried out for women producers and the Training of Enterprise Support Teams (TEST) for the trainers of GMT.

During the WEMTOP phase, Udyogini worked with 21 Voluntary Organizations (NGOs) in three states of Orissa, Bihar, and Rajasthan. The outcome was not only a total of 130 trainers, 1,077 trained producer women and NGOs who established enterprise programs, but, more importantly, an innovative grassroots enterprise management curriculum and a menu of training materials to make semi-literate and illiterate women understand basic aspects of managing businesses.

Women learnt, among other things, how to cost and price their products, how to plan their production, undertake a market survey and do marketing. The curriculum and materials have been used many times over since WEMTOP and has helped us train over 3500 enterprise promoting staff from NGOs and government with a combined GMT-eligible base of at least 3,50,000 women.


Presentation by Mr.Eranna about

Started in 2011, Navodyami is an initiative that support and create entrepreneurs in rural and peri-urban cities of Northwest Karnataka, The program supports small entrepreneurs through mentoring and financial assistance and handhold them to scale.

Since its inception Navodyami have connected with more than 1500 entrepreneurs and provided direct assistance to 41 entrepreneurs through extensive trainings on market orientation, Preparation of Business plan, mentorship sessions through experts in the industry, and also with financial assistance to the selected ones. Subsequent to the initial hand holding Navodyami is helping them with larger market linkages also.

Since 2011, the Navodyami program has connected with 1,500 small entrepreneurs who are into food processing, handicrafts, hand loom weaving, milk processing and numerous others farm allied and non-farm enterprises.

Product Catalogue

1.      Handmade Fancy Sweaters

2.      Skimmed milk powder

3.      Hand loom dresses

4.      Food product

5.      Sari

6.      Dry fruit

7.      Mach more


Navodyami work

Rigorous selection of deserving candidates who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit but are limited by lack of capital, mentorship, and marketing linkages: The Navodyami program meets all these needs once entrepreneurs are selected through a multiple screening process.

Market orientation: Through a series of customized workshops, candidates conduct market mapping exercises and receive customer feedback on their product. They also learn about market share, competition, and customer choices.

Business plan creation: This workshop translates high-end business expertise into Navodyami’s language. Entrepreneurs learn to calculate cash flow projection and working capital needs, and determine projection of business viability.

Assessment of Viability: Candidates go through an independent screening process by mentors, bankers, and investors who challenge candidates to prove their bank ability and viability of business growth projection. Through this process, we strengthen the clarity and confidence of the selected candidates.

Accessing to Market: This is the biggest challenge small entrepreneurs face while trying to expand their enterprise. Navodyami extends help with gaining more customers and positioning the product aptly

Financial Linkage: The program helps entrepreneurs apply for loans and connects them to a variety of schemes available through ongoing market collaborations and accessibility to Deshpande Foundation’s network.

Ongoing Guidance: Navodyami entrepreneurs experience continuous mentor ship and market access.

The Foundation has trained over 1510 micro-entrepreneurs through the Navodyami program and supported around 53 businesses financially and strategically.

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