HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

\r\nGBS is the first NGO to initiate work in the field of HIV/AIDS in Rajasthan. Started with conducting a survey in 100 villages on the socio-economic and cultural life of some of tribal communities traditionally involved in sex work in 1991 with support from Am FAR, USA GBS has continued to work in this area for past 23 years. It has implemented number of projects for prevention, treatment and family and community based care and support with regard to HIV/AIDS in collaboration with various national international agencies.GBS has been working with tribal women in sex work and the migrating youth in the rural villages with a holistic approach of addressing their key problems in addition to p...

HIV/AIDS

Women's Empowerment

Empowering the women by organizing them in Self Help Groups (SHG), raising awareness on their rights, combating domestic and worksite violence and making them economically self sustained has been one of GBS’ core objectives.Over 6,600 SHG have so far been formed so far in 78 villages by involving 7,000 women of backward castes and classes. After getting adequate vocational training many of them are now engaged in generating income through various household industries e.g. dairy, weaving carpet and durrie, embroidery, shoe and bangle making, running grocery shops, tent house etc.\r\nNumber of activities are being implemented regularly i.e. health camps, workshop for raising awareness on...

HIV/AIDS

Environment

Environment is the major issue and Gram Bharati Samiti was formed to protect and improve to and has been focusing on for over 20 years. It has been campaigning for forestation on farm boundaries, pasturelands, public/community lands etc. and reforestation in deforested areas e.g. denuded hills.\r\nGBS pilot project on wasteland development has been recognized and appreciated widely. It is a model project on developing the infertile, undulated and gullied sandy wasteland through conserving soil and moisture, reviving indigenous plant species, stabilizing sand dunes, harvesting rain water, plugging gullies etc. A barren sandy area of a time has now been converted into a thick forest of over on...

HIV/AIDS

Micro Finance

Looking at the increasing demand of rural women entrepreneurs for their household business and other domestic needs GBS decided to evolve an agency exclusively for supporting the women entrepreneurs to promote their household business activities. Hence a cooperative society named ‘Gram Bharati Apani Bachatghar Cooperative Society Limited’ was established and got registered under the ‘Cooperative societies registration Act’ in 2012. It is motivating the poor rural women to save small amounts of money every month and deposit into their accounts with this society and provide them with loans on reduced interest rates for their domestic or entrepreneurial purpose as well.\...