Women Empowerment


Project Title      : Short stay home for female beggars called “Shanti Kutir”
Duration            : 2015 onwards
Intervention in  : Nalanda, Bihar
Supported By   : Supported by Saksham, Govt. of Bihar


GENVP is running a Short Stay Home cum- Classification centre for female Beggars / Ultra Poor at Nalanda in collaboration with State Society for Ultra Poor and Social Welfare (SSUPSW) which has established by Govt. of Bihar within the Social Welfare Department for working on the issues of Beggars / Ultra Poor under " Mukhyamantri Bhikshavriti Nivaran Yojna"(MBNY) publicly known as "PAHCHAN" in 2008 - 09. The functionary of short stay home named Shanti Kutir has been started in 2015. The organization firmly believes that Health is not merely a concern of doctors and service providers but an issue of social justice. Since the beginning the organization has undertaken several initiatives to address the health concerns of the communities. Presently the organization is working mainly on the areas of sexual and reproductive health, HIV, immunization of children and Safe abortion.

"To protect and promote the rights of Beggars / Ultra Poor through ensuring their care, protection, development- socio-economic and cultural empowerment through enabling policies and programmers".


  • To provide identity to Beggars / Ultra Poor.
  • To provide necessary care & support to old, disabled & sick Beggars / Ultra Poor.
  • To provide livelihood options through vocational trainings to the Beggars / Ultra Poor.
  • To arrange basic education for children in to beggary.
  • To ensure socio- upliftment through micro-finance.
  • To generate awareness in public to discourage begging


  • Two hundred seventy five beneficiaries have been identified through the field intervention and with the help of local police station.
  • 213 beneficiaries have been enrolled in Shanti Kutir, Nalanda.
  • Age based categorization of beneficiaries are following:
  • Beneficiaries under the age group of 18 yrs to 35 yrs are 90
  • Beneficiaries under the age group of 33 yrs to 50 yrs are 43
  • Beneficiaries under the age group of 51 yrs to 60 yrs are 35
  • Beneficiaries of more than 60 years are 45
  • 18 beneficiaries got their disability certificate through the intervention.
  • 83 among the total beneficiaries got their identity card (Adhaar and Voter Id)
  • 20 beneficiaries were linked with bank account.
  • 58 beneficiaries were linked with different Livelihood program and training centers.
  • 02 beneficiaries were linked to the old age pension scheme.
  • 147 beneficiaries were rehabilitated from Shanti Kutir, Nalanda.

Good Practices

  • Beneficiaries start their day with the Morning Prayer.
  • Beneficiaries used to visit nearby temple.
  • Skills development of beneficiaries especially on preparing bags, mats and candles for their livelihood.