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Bal Mahila Kalyan (BMK) was founded in 1990. The organization has acted as a catalyst to improve the socio-economic status of women in villages. It started off with forming “Self Help Groups” (SHG) to empower women economically. Programs are geared towards the prevention of child and forced labor through education and economic empowerment.
To identify with and work along the economically and socially deprived and enable them to be self-reliant and enjoy a healthy, dignified and sustainable quality of life; to act as a resource to and collaborate with other agencies, governmental or non-governmental, as well as suitably intervene in policy formulation
A society based on social justice, equity, social sensitivity with a human right based approach and a culture of service in which all are self-reliant and sustainable. BMK seeks to enable poor rural families to live a life of dignity. The entry point is the women and children. Unit of development is the family. Organization of community is the approach through which empowerment, capacity building and social transformation are attempted. Hence it is a long-term strategy for emancipating the whole community, through interventions at three levels (i.e., the child, the family and the community) with extra emphasis on health and income generation issues.