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Funding Partners

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: BMGF has been partnering with RGMVP since 2012 for a variety of interventions. It has funded the Uttar Pradesh Community Mobilisation Project (UPCMP), which enabled RGMVP to scale-up health interventions in 100 blocks. Additionally, the partnership supports institution building and capacity building in another 100 blocks. BMGF is also RGMVP's partner on the implementation of its Sanitation and Gender pilot initiative, which is carried out in select villages of Amethi and Sultanpur districts. At the conclusion of this pilot initiative in July 2015, we are rapidly scaling up the intervention to reach a larger number of SHG members on safe sanitation practices. BMGF is also, in collaboration with the agriculture team, preparing a proposal to transform RGMVP's Community-based Seed Pilot Project into a full-scale programme.

Department of International Development: DFID funds RGMVP's Poorest States Inclusive Growth (PSIG) Project, which is implemented in collaboration with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). This project is part of RGMVP's economic independence initiatives, which serve to deepen financial inclusion in the existing SHGs of RGMVP by enhancing credit utilisation and improving livelihood activities.

GAIL (India) Ltd: GAIL has supported the setting up of the IGEHRC rural hospital at Sohna, Gurgaon through funding for the interior development, vehicles and medical equipment so as to provide quality eye care to the rural population of Mewat region.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition: RGMVP partnered with GAIN to implement the Community-based Nutrition Programme through existing community platforms in 50 blocks. This project also assisted with community institution building and strengthening through the dissemination of nutrition messages in five new blocks.

The Rural India Supporting Trust: RIST assists RGMVP in bridging the gap between the financial resources received to fund specific projects and the necessary institution building and strengthening required to layer on the interventions. RIST provides support to ensure the community institution pipeline is widespread and capable of disseminating the information and training that make up RGMVP's holistic empowerment strategy. RIST has long-term commitment to support RGMVP in this capacity until 2021.

RIST has extended its support to IGEHRC for setting up a super speciality eye hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana. The proposed hospital would provide highly subsidized eye care services to poor people in 13 districts in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan by establishing outreach through Rural Eye Camps and bringing to the hospital patients needing surgeries and would also cater to walk-in patients from Delhi NCR. The hospital would serve as a referral facility for entire North India and conduct research and specialised training of eye care professionals.

RIST has also helped set up new facilities such as Lasik and other advanced corneal treatment at the IGEHRC hospitals (Lucknow and Amethi) for enhancing the quality and range of patient care.

Technical Partners

Clinton Health Access Initiative: RGMVP had entered into a non-financial partnership with CHAI to train community members on managing diarrhoea in 31 blocks within the Raebareli and Amethi districts.

Commercial Banks and Regional Rural Banks: RGMVP partners with 21 banks, namely, the State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Allahabad Bank, Punjab National Bank, Central Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Bank of India, Indian Bank, Dena Bank, Syndicate Bank, Canara Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Andhra Bank, United Commercial Bank, Baroda UP Gramin Bank, Allahabad UP Gramin Bank, Purvanchal Gramin Bank, Gamin Bank of Aryavart, Sarva UP Gramin Bank and Kashi Gomti Gramin Bank for savings and credit linkage of SHGs.

Embrace Global: Embrace Global has been collaborating with RGMVP on the Embrace Raebareli District Programme since 2013. This programme is a subset of UPCMP, focusing on addressing the issue of neonatal hypothermia. Embrace provides infant warmer devices and leads education programmes that help to educate the Community Health Centres and community members on the root causes of neonatal hypothermia.

Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit and Grameen Bank of Aryavart: RGMVP, in partnership with GIZ and GBA, has been running the pilot on Bank Sakhis as Business Correspondences in Sumerpur Block of Unnao district since 2013. This project is part of the on-going GIZ-NABARD Rural Financial Institutions Programme.

International Center for Research on Women: ICRW works as a research partner for RGMVP's Sanitation and Gender initiative, which is funded by BMGF. ICRW evaluates the quality of the interventions and the project's outcomes.

Mavana Social Service Society: RGMVP is implementing the skill development initiative called Usha Silai Schools with the support of the Mavana Social Service Society, the social service arm of Usha International Ltd.

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development: RGMVP is supported by NABARD for the implementation of its SHG and bank linkages strategy as part of its larger financial inclusion project. Given the success of the programme, NABARD has reconstituted the Project Implementation and Monitoring Committee, comprised of senior bank executives, to ensure issues with SHGs accessing bank services are addressed.

National Rural Livelihoods Mission: NRLM has partnered with RGMVP to provide developmental support for its resource blocks. These resource blocks are part of RGMVP's work to strengthen the community institutions, serving as guides and mentors for more newly formed community institutions. This partnership supports women in becoming mentors and mobilising other women into strong community institutions. This partnership also creates the opportunity for NRLM staff and SHG women from the Haryana State Rural Livelihoods Mission to visit RGMVP for training and exposure.

Population Council and Boston University: The Population Council and Boston University support RGMVP with the UPCMP, through advice on implementation.

Public Health Foundation of India: PHFI supports RGMVP with the implementation of UPCMP, through training community resource persons.

Sightsavers: Sightsavers supports the project for strengthening the eye care delivery system in six districts of Uttar Pradesh. The support includes building capacities of the personal in quality eye care service delivery analyse and fill gaps so as to make eye care infrastructure including the government infrastructure more responsive to the needs of the communities.

Small Industries Development Bank of India: SIDBI supports RGMVP under its PSIG project. The PSIG Project is financed by DFID.

Society for Elimination of Rural Poor: SERP has been supporting RGMVP in its community mobilisation and institution building since 2007. RGMVP organises exposure visits of its community-based volunteers to visit community organisations nurtured by SERP in Andhra Pradesh.

Shramik Bharti: Shramik Bharti is a Kanpur-based NGO that works with RGMVP on its sanitation and gender initiative. Shramik Bharti conducts standalone sanitation interventions in 40 villages where no SHGs are present.

University of Wisconsin: UW with financial assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported the Partnership for Innovation and Knowledge in Agriculture (PIKA) project. RGMVP continues to be partner with UW.