Numerous villages are still totally out of reach from many government schemes and it is really appalling to see the living conditions of these people. Because of their remote existence amid the dense vegetation of Western Ghats, they are secluded from the mainstream society.
The people living in such areas lack knowledge about the welfare schemes and in addition there are no concerted genuine efforts to reach them either.
The people who live in these remote areas of Uttara Kannada has no or limited access to productive assets, financial resources and social services. Their problems doubled with their illiteracy, poor health care and their vulnerability to natural disasters.
So Kadamba, in its comprehensive approach to reach such populace, incorporated the concept of Self Help Groups through which socio-economic awareness is created. Along with its other outreach programs Kadamba successfully created a whopping 2000 SHG’s. These groups were constantly monitored and guided by the dedicated volunteers of Kadamba. This network of SHG’s in turn acted as the point of contact of community outreach programs.
Kadamba organized many training and awareness camps to all these SHGs and thus reaching to these remote pockets which nobody could replicate it earlier.Kadamba conducted many skill development programs and empowered these groups by introducing financial inclusion schemes like Micro Financing, Micro Crediting. Rural Insurance Schemes which were introduced to these SHGs. Health Referral Service programs were carried out, rigorously.Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Poultry & Goat rearing, Bee keeping, Fisheries, was introduced to the community through these SHGs with the assistance from various government agencies.