Seeing the troubles and problems faced by women in the villages MOB began to organize Mahila Sanghas in 1999 empowerment of village women in Mandya, Srirangapatna, and Pandavapura Taluks. So far 61 SHGs (self help group) of women, comprising 1150 members, are formed by us. These Sanghas have monthly meetings and savings. They have been able to save by themselves Rs. 53, 34,880/=. Besides this, they have received Rs.1, 37, 11,000/= as loans from the banks. These amounts are distributed according to the need of the women after consultation within the group. These women were able to help other people in the village in their emergencies. With the economic process they can now live a better life and send their children including the female ones for basic education and even higher education, which were not possible before.
These Mahila Sanghas Form Different Committees (Environment, Education, Economic, Social And Cultural) In Order To Functions In An Organized And Systematic Way. The Responsibilities Of The Committees Are Given In The Annual Report. Every Three Months The Leader Of These Sanghas Is Called For A Training Programme On Saving, Account Keeping, Leadership And Other Relevant Topic. All The SHGs Have Their Own Accounts In Bank. These Mahila Sanghas Are Registered As Chilume Women’s Federation, Mandya.
Every Year On 8th March, On The Occasion Of The International Women’s Day We Gather Our Village Women For A Public Function Which Starts With A Rally From Deputy Commissioner’s Office To IMA (INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION) Hall, Mandya. About 1150 Women From 61 Sanghas Participated In The Function This Year. Each Sanghas Comes From Cultural Programmes To Perform On The Stage. The Prizes For The Sports Programmes Conducted For The ST. Joseph’s School Ground, Mandya. Every Year The Best Mahila Sangha Receives An Award From The President Of The Function.