Mukti Community Development Fund (MCDF) and Self Help Group

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Mukti Community Development Fund (MCDF) is one of Mukti’s projects which is creating women entrepreneur in villages. An autonomous body elected from Self Help Group members. Low income group women are involved in SHG concept and they are developing themselves. The project provides essential entrepreneurship training and micro loans for business development.

MCDF is a group of SHGs. One member from each SHG comes to take part in MCDF to take the project autonomously forward. MCDF gets fund from Mukti and small saving from its members which are being lent to its members.

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Many claims have been made about the ability of microfinance to contribute to poverty reduction, but is there any evidence of real impacts?

A review of more than 100 microfinance programs points to evidence that microfinance programs can indeed increase incomes and lift families out of poverty. The review found that access to microfinance empowers women, improves the health and nutrition of the whole family and increases the likelihood of children going to school (Nathanael Goldberg, 2005).

What is Micro-finance?

Mukti Community Development Fund (MCDF) is one of Mukti’s projects which creating women entrepreneur in villages. An autonomous body elected from Self Help Group members. Low income group women are involved in SHG concept and develop themselves. The project provides essential entrepreneurship training and micro loans for business development.

MCDF is a group of SHGs. One member from each SHG comes to take part in MCDF to take the project autonomously forward. MCDF gets fund from Mukti and small saving from its members which are being lent to its members.

Does micro-finance really make a difference?

Many claims have been made about the ability of microfinance to contribute to poverty reduction, but is there any evidence of real impacts?

A review of more than 100 microfinance programs points to evidence that microfinance programs can indeed increase incomes and lift families out of poverty. The review found that access to microfinance empowers women, improves the health and nutrition of the whole family and increases the likelihood of children going to school (Nathanael Goldberg, 2005).

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Self-sufficient entrepreneur Kakoli helping her parents

KAKOLI DAS Village and Post Office: Nagendrapur Thana: Raidighi District: 24 South Parganas Kakoli is associated with Mukti since February…

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MUKTI’s participation in village fair

A “mela” (fair), along with “Puja” (worship) was organized this year from 2nd to 4th April at the Purbasridharpur village…

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Pickle and Bori making training by MCDF

MCDF (Mukti Community Development Fund) has organized an apprenticeship program on pickle and Bori making at Nagendrapur region of Sunderban….

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