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Fund transfer from CDS to District Mission in Ernakulam Updated On 2020-02-12

Neighbourhood Groups (NHGs) are the primary units of the Kudumbashree community organisation. Ten to twenty women from a neighbourhood form a NHG.  Membership is open to all adult women, and limited to a single membership per household.  The community structure of Kudumbashree consists of these NHG, Area Development Societies (ADS) at the ward level, and Community Development Societies (CDS) at the local government level . Now 44,91,834 women are members in 2,99,297 NHGs under 1064 CDS.

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Muttathe Mulla of Palakkad Updated On 2020-02-10

Muttathe Mulla was launched to put an end to the exploitation of private money lenders who used to exploit poor people with huge rate of interest leading them to the trap of debt forever. The private money lenders used to exploit the illiterate common women financially and they were mentally tortured severely as well. The concept of Muttathe Mulla was evolved as a solution to resolve this issue and thereby to put an end to this situation. The idea itself revolutionized the whole scenario of the private money lending system. The idea was piloted in Palakkad at first and was scaled up all across the state. Let us see how this programme worked out and how the District Mission of Palakkad made it happen.

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Transgender Canteen of Palakkad Updated On 2020-02-06

Only when all the people get their justice and their rights served devoid of their gender and social differences, we could say that a society is acting as an ideal one. Inclusivity is that notion that binds it all together. If any social being would be deprived of their rights, we would not be able to call it an ideal society.  Kudumbashree, since its inception had been trying to address all the social issues existing in the society. Kudumbashree mainly focused on the women from the financially backward families and by empowering them and help them find a livelihood of their own, Kudumbashree played a key role in bringing in changes in as many families in the state.

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Coir Defibering Units of Thrissur District Updated On 2020-02-05

The women of Kannur District had started a Coir Defibering unit which had been launched at Pariyaram of Kannur district of Kerala. At the same time, yet another coir defibering unit was launched at Thrissur as well. Launched as per the special directions of Dr. T.M Thomas Issac, Minister of Finance, Government of Kerala, more horizons of job opportunity were opened to the women. The initiative had not only helped to find a new livelihood for the women but also it is strengthening the coir industry sector in the state. Yet another coir defibering had been started at Thrissur district of Kerala along with the one started at Pariyaram. The programme waswould soon be extended to more districts in the state gradually. Let’s see how the programme is progressing in Thrissur district of Kerala!

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Various kinds of Services at Medical College Hospital Updated On 2020-02-05

There are lots of women who have succeeded in their life through Kudumbashree, the poverty eradication mission of Kerala. Kudumbashree is always encouraging and supporting the NHG members to come forward, be a part of the decision making process in the society and earn by their own and stand tall. Kudumbashree always support the members to explore various livelihood opportunities that is available in the society and make use of it.

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Hunger free Kottayam, Vazhoor CDS way ahead Updated On 2020-02-03

Food is one of the basic necessities of human beings along with cloth and shelter. There are lot of people in our society they do not have the means for a meal for a day. Some of them do not have enough money to buy food or some of them have no ability to prepare food for themselves.

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Centre of Excellence at Nadathara CDS Updated On 2020-02-03

How nice it would be if the Kudumbashree women would be able to lead a class of their own to researchers, scholars and students about Kudumbashree, its evolution and other important programmes and policies?!That would cost a lot, to educate the women, train them well how to lead classes, how to prepare etc. Well, that would no longer remain only as a mere idea. It has alreadybecome a reality now. Kudumbashree had been empowering women economically and socially. Now Kudumbashree has succeeded in making them Kudumbashree women self-sustainable as well. The women who were once reluctant to face the public and were reluctant to go to a public office has now became too bold to lead classes to many. The women of Nadathara Panchayath of Thrissur district of Kerala has revolutionized the whole concept and proved that nothing is impossible for them.By setting up the first of its kind Centre of Excellence in a Panchayath, Nadathara had set a mark. Let us see how this conceptwas evolved and how it was made happen possible by the Kudumbashree Thrissur District Mission.

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Elderly Neighbourhood Groups - Pakalveedu Convergence Updated On 2020-01-31

As per the 2011 Census Data, 12.8% of people are above 60 years of age. By 2030, the percentage of the elderly people would cross 20%. That means, one fifth of the population of Kerala would constitute elderly people. The vanished joint family setup, drift towards modern nuclear families, urbanisation, and mass migration of youngsters for jobs and education have left many elders lonely and isolated.Elder people are highly vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation and it could even affect them very adversely during their old age and it is on identifying the same and it was for addressing the issue of social isolation, Kudumbashree put forward the idea of Elderly NHGs. Pakalveedu is yet another concept of the Government of Kerala which stands for the welfare of the lonely elder people, where they can spend their lonely time with other elderly people. The respective Local Self Government Institutions would be in charge of the Pakalveed in every Panchayath. The district mission of Thrissur thought of converging both these concepts and tried to make maximum out of it. Let us see how these concepts were merged together for the welfare of the elderly people in the district of Thrissur.

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SPARK- Success through a different path Updated On 2020-01-29

Kudumbashree is the state poverty eradication mission of Kerala which is functioning with an idea of poverty eradication through women empowerment. The main activity of  Kudumbashree is the efforts of empowering women through their financial empowerment. Based on this Kudumbashree is providing livelihood opportunities to NHG members and thereby helping them to earn by themselves and in turn stand tall in the society. 

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Arivulsavam Updated On 2020-01-29

Arivulsavam is now being implemented at all the districts in the leadership of the respective district missions.  But it was the district mission of Thrissur who put forward the idea of organising it for the first time. Arivulsavam is nothing but an exam conducted for Kudumbashree women in NHG level, ADS level and CDS level.  Thrissur District Mission’s idea of conducting the examination was well appreciated by Kudumbashree State Mission and decided to implement the same in the state level. Let us read about how the concept was evolved and how it got scaled up to the state level.

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