RGVN in association with CRISIL foundation have been carrying out a project on financial inclusion “Empowerment of Women by strengthening their financial capabilities”. The programme promoted financial literacy among economically less privileged sections of the society through the Self Help Group (SHG) model, by building their financial capacities through awareness workshops and financial counselling and have reached 1 lakh women beneficiaries over a span of three years in six districts of Assam.
Currently there are 768 Sakhis in the project covering up to 1600 villages across 22 blocks. Around 113000 beneficiaries have been covered till now in this phase of the programme and have facilitated linkage with more than 100 schemes and services which also includes schemes like E-shram card, Adhaar card etc. Through this facilitation of linkages with govt. schemes and services the sakhis are able to generate revenue of Rs 7379144/- from Feb-Sep 2021.
Cumulatively the sakhis have reached to more than 450000 and facilitated around 87000 linkages with various govt. schemes and services. Also 50 clusters or CLFs have been formed till now and another 20 are in the stage of formation. Each clusters have 7-12 members including one President and a secretary. Many clusters have also opened their bank accounts and have initiated the process of society’s registration.