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” The idea behind initiating the cooperative was to promote the habit of savings amongest the women in the rural areas & to make them aware of the facilities of institutional credit ”


Saath Mahila Saving and Credit Cooperative Society has been working on the path of sustainable development for the past 8 years.  Women have been secluded from their rights and in the due course haven’t been able to put their potential to optimum use. Through the
Cooperative we are providing a platform to fulfil their dreams, to grow and develop themselves as well as their families. We assure fair and innovative practices amongst our functionaries at all levels. We put dedicated efforts for the organic growth of the organisation by way of building trust.


In the year 2009, the “Child Rights for the Change Program” was implemented by Saath Charitable Trust (funded by Save the Children) in 120 villages of Dholka and Viramgam block of Ahmedabad District. The major component of the program was to eradicate child labour. As Saath started interacting with the community it was found that the major reason for child labour is poverty. Which made the organization to explore options for increasing the financial sustainability of family. While the organization was exploring the strategies, it realized that the social and financial inclusivity of women in these 120 villages was minimal. It was also found that villagers (both men and women) were unaware about the concept of Self Help Groups (SHGs), they were ignorant about the benefits women can gain from being the member of SHGs. Based on these learnings Saath Charitable Trust decided to work towards the financial empowerment of women. After working for one and half year i.e. in the January 2011, Saath Charitable Trust decided to start the rural initiative and registered a rural cooperative in June 2012 called “Saath Mahila Savings & Credit Cooperative Society Ltd”. The objective of the rural cooperative is to provide a platform to women where they can come together, share, learn, save and create long-term income-generating activities for themselves. This reduces their dependency on the male members of the family and at the same time empowers women and develop their leadership which ultimately increases their bargaining power within the community.


10 Branches in Viramgam, Dholka, Kadi, Mansa, Visnagar, Wadhwan, Dhrangdhra, Halvad, Limdi and Mahemdabad covering more than 250 villages

Reached out to 15000 Plus Women in the span of seven year

Functions with the concept of Joint Liability

Total Savings 3 crores 40 lakhs (2011 – 2022)

Loan disbursement 18,47,80,000 (2011 – 2022) and 99 % Recovery Rate

Use of technologies and Computerized pass book & systemized software



Head Office:
754, Iscon Emporio, Pandurang Shashtri Marg,
Beside Star Bazaar, Satellite,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015

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Phone : +91 972 570 8023

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