APMAS is a technical resource organization registered under the Andhra
Pradesh (Telangana Area) Public Societies Registration Act, 1350 Fasli
(No.3800 dated 14.06.2001) and subsequently under Foreign Contribution
Regulation Act (FCRA) on 28.10.2002 (No.010230543). It began its activities in
Andhra Pradesh (AP) on 1st July 2001 and subsequently expanded to more
than a dozen states either through direct interventions or through
networking and alliances. These states include: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar,
Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra,
North-East (Assam & Manipur), Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh (UP), and
Vision: A sustainable self-help movement in India
Mission: To promote self-reliant people's institutions, especially
Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and SHG federations, in such a way as to realize
their full potential for engaging in microfinance and sustainable
livelihoods, their members overcoming poverty and inequalities.
- Concern for quality.
- Gender equality and social inclusion.
- Self reliance.
- Transparency and accountability.
- Promote participation and democracy.
- Continuous learning.
Capacitate self-help and livelihoods promoting institutions both in rural and urban areas
Promote natural resource management and sustainable livelihoods resulting in desirable climate change practices and food security
Reach out to unreached and underserved areas for addressing poverty and inequalities
Enhance partnerships, collaborations and alliances for linking, learning, up-scaling and advocating
Enhance research and advocacy for influencing policy decisions in favour of people’s institutions engaged in microfinance and livelihoods
APMAS Activities: APMAS core focus is building the capacities of the civil
society organizations (CSOs), the Self-Help Promoting Institutions (SHPIs)
self-help groups (SHGs) and their federations, people's organizations and
government functionaries through trainings, research, advocacy and
livelihood promotion. It began its activities in Andhra Pradesh on 1 July
2001 APMAS with the main objective of enhancing the quality and
sustainability of the SHG movement and community based inclusive
interventions. It has been able to expand its horizon in terms of
significant interventions to Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa
through direct interventions and to Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra,
Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, North-East, Jharkhand and West Bengal through
networking and alliances.
APMAS has made a successful, yet a very challenging journey over the past
twelve years and emerged as a trustworthy and credible resource organisation
at the national and international level in providing technical and
managerial services to strengthen the SHGs, SHG Federations and livelihood
institutions. It has been remarkably successful in establishing partnerships
and collaboration with diverse stakeholders such as CBOs, NGOs, national and
international donors, State Governments, Planning Commission, NABARD, Banks,
Research and Academic institutions. APMAS has also made its impact felt in
the international arena, by providing its services in Bangladesh, Canada,
Ethiopia, Germany, Thailand and Vietnam. To meet the ever increasing of its
clientele, APMAS has promoted a Section 25 Company - Sadhikaratha Foundation
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