A)Jansahayog (People’s Initiative to Fight Against Injustice)
MANAVLOK believes that advocacy is the process of community development through public protest to the misuses of public funds and untimely delivery of schemes by concerned department. MANAVLOK has a vibrant advocacy team “Jansahayog” to create awareness among people. Through MANAVLOK initiatives in advocacy, many of the unutilized government schemes have been utilized in the region across. It is a branch of MANAVLOK for Social Action Project. It empowered among BPL people and other vulnerable groups (Aged, Destitute, Deserted Women and Handicapped).
There are various schemes of government allotted for the vulnerable and marginalized groups of people to improve economically, socially, politically and mentally but unfortunately some people including government officials tried to benefit from those schemes by delaying in delivery and drain away. Due to lack of certain certificates among poor citizens they find difficulties to access government schemes therefore Janshayog team intervened on government departments system to deliver certificates or schemes timely. This activity has been started during 2005 in response to the vulnerable groups in our society. Jansahayog have helped thousands of beneficiaries to access different government schemes. Circumstances compelled our Jansahayog team to pressurize the concerned culprits by organizing various public demonstrations, Satyagraha and Gherao, before the office of Tehsildar.
Domestic Worker’s Association
Jansahayag formed an association for Domestic workers called “Domestic Worker’s Association” to overcome their difficulties by sharing and voice-out. Till date they are guided by our Jansahayog team. Presently Jansahayog is very popular center of MANAVLOK which works on advocacy for the poor and ignorant people.
B) Housing for Earthquake Affected Villagers
Killari, Latur earthquake (1993) was one of the deadliest earthquakes Maharashtra has seen ever. MANAVLOK served for the Safety of these earthquake affected villagers with proper housing facilitiesbyrehabilitation of two villages namely Pardhewadi (Latur) andRampur (Osmanabad) by constructing new houses thus given benefits to 393 beneficiaries.
C) Housing loan for less privileged
MANAVLOK also provided low interest housing loans for landless labors and small/marginal farmers. This was big help for those homeless who can’t access the bank loan.
D) Three day workshop of JalNayak & JalYodha for the efficient rural development
MANAVLOK organizes various workshops for the people from work catchment regarding water conservation, organic farming, digital literacy, plastic eradication, tree plantation, etc. Also various schemes for saving water, agriculture, soil conservation etc.are discussed in these workshops.
E) Capacity Building and Empowerment
MANAVLOK promotes income generating programs to marginal income population. We have vocational training centers for capacity building and empowerment among vulnerable groups in our society.
Through HelpAge India sponsorship, MANAVLOK had provided nutrition, cloth, medical treatment and medicines, etc. to 406+ senior citizens. There were twenty Self Help Groups of senior people. The recovery of loan given to eleven groups were smoothly repaying regularly. Regular meeting of president and secretaries of the self-help groups was held.