"Hey Powerful One, who in a matter of minutes, moments, even microcosms of time, brings about change."
From the "Devi Mahatmyam"
Parinaam was conceived in 2006, to care for the needs of urban and semi-urban economically underprivileged women. Recognizing that financial support alone cannot help the poor and that poverty manifests itself in various forms, Parinaam has teamed up with Ujjivan, one of the most respected microfinance institutions in the world, to provide services in the areas of healthcare, education, livelihood and community development to urban poor families. We operate in 20 states throughout India. Read more..From the Executive Director's Desk
2014-15 was about scaling the team and preparing a strong foundation for the coming years.
At Parinaam, we do not believe in rushing into expanding programs merely for the sake of numbers.
Our programs need to have the same impact for our beneficiaries as when we first rolled them out.
We saw immense success as we continued to touch more lives but there were two essential pillars that we created - a passionate and dedicated team and the wonderful people and organizations that came forward with their expertise and generous donations. Read more..
I am happy to be able to tell you that Parinaam has had another very successful year in 2014-15. This has been possible because of the generosity of our donors who keep encouraging us on all our projects and the untiring and dedicated efforts of our wonderful employees who don't seem to think that any target is unachievable.
We have continued to focus on the four main projects that we worked on last year but with added gusto, and the performance of our team has been impressive. In Diksha, our financial literacy program, we trained 107,000 women, which is nearly 45% of the number we have trained since the inception of this program. Not only was the number trained impressive but we had the satisfaction of being able to certify 84% of those trained against 82% certified previously. Read more..
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