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About Sampark. M. Chidambaranathan Sampark October 20, 2014. Location of Sampark. Sampark’s Mission. Established in 1991,

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about sampark

About Sampark

M. Chidambaranathan


October 20, 2014

sampark s mission
Sampark’s Mission

Established in 1991,

Sampark’s mission is to help vulnerable and poor people, especially women, to gain direct control over and improve their lives. This is achieved through educational interventions primarily aimed at increasing people’s income earning ability.

sampark s vision and activities

Practical Interventions

Koppal integrated rural development work using the SHG/Clusters structure model

Bangalore construction workers crèches -development work with poor rural migrants in an unstable urban context

Development research and knowledge building work

Capacity Building of other NGOs/development agencies

Informing and Influencing Interventions

Sampark’s Vision and Activities

Creating and Sharing Knowledge/


Creating and Sharing Knowledge/


key actions in koppal

Practical Interventions

Key Actions in Koppal
  • Economic Well-being
  • Financial Well-being
  • Healthy Living
  • Building Literacy
development approach in koppal
Development Approach in Koppal

Education Committee &

Youth Forum


Livelihood of Rural Poor in Semi-arid Region, Koppal


People's Initiatives

People's Forums

SHGs, Cluster Associations


Credit and Enterprise


Accountability, Honesty &


Individual/ Group

shgs micro credit
SHGs, Micro Credit



  • Facilitate SHGs on savings and credit activity
  • Build capacity of women on money management and development activities
  • Build capacity of book writers on book maintenance
  • Link SHGs with banks, govt. and pvt organisations
  • Organise SHGs into 10 clusters associations
development of clusters
Development of Clusters
  • Strengthening the cluster structure
  • Registration of 6 clusters as mutual cooperatives
  • Building the capacity of cluster staff and cluster committees to run viable micro credit and development activities
  • Linking with banks, govt. and pvt. organizations
  • Establishing community based impact monitoring system
capacity building training
Capacity Building Training
  • SHG concept
  • Fund Management
  • Communication and leadership
  • Cluster concept
  • Book writing
  • Business orientation
  • Basic health
  • Legal rights
  • Cluster committee’s roles and responsibilities
education support programme
Education Support Programme

Sponsorship for 1400 school going children

Special classes for children in the evening times

Children’s camps


Reduced dropout rates

Monitoring by women’s committees



enterprise support for women and youth
Enterprise Support for Women and Youth

Enterprise awareness programme

Business idea generation workshops

Market support and facilitation

Outcomes: 1050 women started businesses



vocational training to women and youth
Vocational Training to Women and Youth

Need and demand based vocational training to youth

Self-employment support

Placement service

310 youth and women trained

vocational trainings
Vocational Trainings
  • Tailoring
  • Embroidery
  • Kasuthi craft
  • Driving
  • Dish scrubbers
  • Mobile repairing
  • Beautician
  • Computer
  • Bamboo
  • Wood carving
  • Candle making
  • Detergent powder making
action research mental health
Action Research – Mental Health

Coping Skills Intervention for Rural Women

Action research


Reduced stress

SHGs continuing health meetings (50%)



childcare cr ches for urban children in bangalore
Childcare Crèches for Urban Childrenin Bangalore

Children’s creches and non formal education centres

Placements for vocational trainings

Enterprise linkages

Partnerships – private sector

Fund raising

research advisory

Informing and Influencing Interventions

Research & Advisory
  • Research and evaluations studies
  • Strategy development
  • Documentation and publications

Pangea Foundation, Italy

Volkart Foundation, Delhi

Anuradha Foundation, USA CIDA, Delhi

NABARD, Bangalore

CARE India, Delhi and AP

ILO, Delhi and Geneva

UNOPS, Bangkok

FAO, Bangkok

KSWDC, Bangalore

CDE, Switzerland

  • Philips Pvt Ltd
  • Sun City Builders
  • ICICI – Give India
  • Ramkumar Ramswamy
  • Krystal Builders