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Gender Equality
Telephone:
09167902776
Address: Bungalow No. 3, Paramhans Cooperative Hsg. Society, Ramakrishna Nagar, Eastern Express Highway , Thane (W) - 400604
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Aligned to the following Sustainable Development Goals

Who We Are

Population First (PF) is a social impact organisation that works towards gender sensitive and social development –oriented health and population programmes. The two major campaigns of PF are - AMCHI and Laadli, which focus on unequal social development and poor gender indices which restrict women’s access to quality reproductive and sexual health services and a life of freedom and choice.
AMCHI -Action For Mobilization of Community Health Initiatives is a field intervention which addresses issues related to gender discrimination and service delivery which impact the health and wellbeing of women. It empowers women through information and access to institutions while providing them livelihood options and increasing their participation in decision making through strengthening of women's groups and Mahila Gram Sabhas.
Laadli -the girl child campaign on the other hand focuses on conscious and sub-conscious biases which restrict women from accessing their rights and enjoying their entitlements as equal citizens of the country. Since these perceptions are created, supported and strengthened by media, Laadli has been working closely with popular media –films, advertising, print and electronic media to change gendered narratives and projections which promote stereotypes and misogyny in society. Laadli works to reframe gender equations and build an equitable society

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Our Fundraisers

SUVRATA GHARGE

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` 75011
of ` 150000
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Shiny Varghese

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` 5600
of ` 10000
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Sneha Chavan

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` 5501
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Pooja Nagdev

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` 4500
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Venu Gawali

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SANGITA MANGESH WAJE

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Asha Wellorkar

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Dr. A.L. Sharada

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Swathi Chaganty

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Raising Funds For

"We work because we like and want to work and we are earning money which is helping us to be independent and make decisions without getting influenced by others", this is the voice of a group of women who have gained an identity for themselves through the livelihood initiatives facilitated by Population First. However not all girls and women in India are fortunate enough to get an opportunity to stand for what they believe in and have a say in the choices best suited for them.
Their journey was made possible by the committed and relentless work done by the Population First team which empowered communities. Strengthened systems and forged new gender and social equations in the community.
Equally challenging has been our journey to change the narratives, projections and images in media. We know we have just initiated change and we have a long way to bring in a gender sensitive and equitable society.
WE NEED TO INVEST IN INFLUENCERS AND CHANGE MAKERS.
We would be using the funds to expand and strengthen the team to give more power to our initiatives. We would also use the funds to document our success stories to prove that long-term, sustainable CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.

Fund Utilization in 2019

Total funds raised in 2019 - INR 1083198

Project NameAction for Mobilisation of Community Health Initiatives (AMCHI)
Amount Utilized (INR)923872
Project DescriptionAction for Mobilization for Community Health Initiative (AMCHI) was started in 2007-2008 which means “Ours” in Marathi, is a community empowerment project that works with women, children and communities at large as well as with service providers like health workers, school teachers and Gram Sevaks for better quality, accountability and transparency in health, education and other services.
Major focus areas of AMCHI are as follows:
• Combating Malnutrition
• Maternal and child care
• School In Development
• Adolescent & Sexual Reproductive Health (ARSH)
• Livelihood Initiatives
• Strengthening of Panchayat Level Institutions
LocationsThane > Maharashtra (MH),Raigad > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesHealth > Preventive Healthcare,Health > Sanitation & Hygiene,Health > Nutrition,Health > Maternal & Child Health,Health > Awareness and Advocacy,Health > Others
Beneficiary GroupChildren,Women,Tribal community,Others
Beneficiary DescriptionYoung and expecting mothers: Our activities focus on the health of ANC PNC mothers providing information on immunization, nutrition, preventative measures, high risk pregnancy, and institutional delivery, breastfeeding so on and so forth. Parents and guardians: Our parents meetings, workshops focus on nutrition and health issues of 0-6 years of age children and make them aware of the necessity of proper nutritious diet, sanitation and hygiene practices and constant monitoring of health parameters such as weight, height, and dietary habits. Youth: Our School In Development intervention is geared towards young students between the classes 5th to 7th on personal and community sanitation and hygiene practices. They are trained to become “Vikasdoots”- “Messengers of Change”, encouraged to mobilize their fellow students in inculcating better sanitation and hygiene practices and are also motivated to spread the message of cleanliness, waste management in community areas and at household levels through various methods of communication. Adolescent girls: Our Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health intervention focuses on providing accurate information to adolescent girls on reproductive and sexual health, early marriages and its impact on health, abortion, and improve health-seeking behaviour among women from a young age thereby creating a safe environment for them to discuss their issues and form a sisterhood which will help them become independent and well-informed young women and mothers in future. Women on livelihood opportunities: Our focus is on empowering the women; the vermicomposting livelihood opportunity has helped the women become independent financially and given them the opportunity to become decision-makers in their families and respective communities. This livelihood opportunity has also given the women an avenue to interact with people and improve their skills in communication and negotiation. Government health service providers: Our focus is on providing information on their roles and responsibilities and impact of collaborative efforts among themselves on the overall community health. Panchayati Raj Institution/ Village committee members: Our focus is on providing information on their roles and responsibilities, need for transparency and accountability in their implementation, regular monitoring and evaluation by committee members as well as the villagers of the existing institutions and systems, and its impact on the development of the villages.
ImpactTill date we have reached approximately 200 villages, 80,000 people, 2500 school in development children, 5000 adolescents, approximately 10,000 ANC, PNC women, and approximately 450 women have benefitted from our vermicomposting livelihood programme. We have also worked with 400 health service providers including Medical Officers (MO), Auxillary Nurse Midwife (ANM), Anganwadi Workers (AWW) and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA). AMCHI also has a presence in the Block Level Monitoring Committee as a result of its years of community engagement efforts, which lends our experts avenue for providing suggestions on the community health issues at Block Level.
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Maternal care (ANC / PNC Mothers) 7 ANC / PNC sessions
2 ARSH (Adolescent Girls) 5 ARSH session
3 Addressing Malnutrition in Children (0-6 years of age) : Community weighing 6 weighing session

Fund Utilization in 2018

Total funds raised in 2018 - INR 1957951

Project NameAMCHI (Action for Mobilization of Community Health Initiatives)
Amount Utilized (INR)911923
Project DescriptionAMCHI is a community empowerment project being implemented in villages of Shahapur block of Thane district in Maharashtra. The funds were utilized in 120 villages towards five interventions - 1. Combating Malnutrition among children under 6 years, 2. Ante-natal and post-natal care, 3. Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health, 4. School-based sanitation and hygiene initiative, and 5. Livelihood for women through vermi-composting. The interventions built capacities of girls and women in particular and the entire community, in general, to enable them work on the issues of sanitation, hygiene, maternal and reproductive health at the community level. The work improved the quality of services being provided at village-level as the communities were aware of their entitlements and responsibilities
LocationsThane > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesSocial Inclusion > Awareness and Advocacy,Social Inclusion > Women Empowerment,Health
ImpactAMCHI has been able to touch lives of 60000+ across 120 villages since 2007 through various interventions. In the last two years, AMCHI has worked in 40 villages to reach out to around 16000 people. Close to 800 adolescent girls have been empowered to make informed decisions or to participate in the decision-making regarding their health, education, and marriage. Around 500 pregnant women and lactating mothers have taken care of their own and their child's health reducing maternal and child morbidity and death. 800 women have learned production and marketing of vermi-compost manure and are able to sustain a steady income.1000 school students have been able to mobilize people from their communities to construct toilets, soak-pits, kitchen gardens as means of waste water and garbage management. Approximately 12 crore worth of funds were mobilized from the government by the communities for development work such as road, community hall, anganwadi center construction, getting water supply schemes and school building renovation etc. 2016 -17
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Adolescent girls 800
2 Pregnant women and lactating mothers 500
3 School students (5th to 7th std.) 1000
4 Women earning livelihood 800
5 Children Under 6 Years 620

Fund Utilization in 2017

Total funds raised in 2017 - INR 12

Project NameAMCHI (Action for Mobilization of Community Health Initiatives)
Amount Utilized (INR)1001000
Project DescriptionAMCHI is a community empowerment project being implemented in villages of Shahapur block of Thane district in Maharashtra. The funds were utilized in 20 villages towards five interventions - 1. Combating Malnutrition among children under 6 years, 2. Ante-natal and post-natal care, 3. Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health, 4. School-based sanitation and hygiene initiative, and 5. Livelihood for women through vermi-composting. The interventions built capacities of girls and women in particular and the entire community, in general, to enable them work on the issues of sanitation, hygiene, maternal and reproductive health at the community level. The work improved the quality of services being provided at village-level as the communities were aware of their entitlements and responsibilities
LocationsThane > Maharashtra (MH)
CausesHealth > Preventive Healthcare,Health > Sanitation & Hygiene,Health > Maternal & Child Health,Health > Awareness and Advocacy,Health > Nutrition
ImpactAMCHI has been able to touch lives of 45000+ across 101 villages since 2007 through various interventions. In the last two years, AMCHI has worked in 20 villages to reach out to around 8000 people. Close to 415 adolescent girls have been empowered to make informed decisions or to participate in the decision-making regarding their health, education, and marriage. Around 350 pregnant women and lactating mothers have taken care of their own and their child's health reducing maternal and child morbidity and death. 32 women have learned production and marketing of vermi-compost manure and are able to sustain a steady income. 200 school students have been able to mobilize people from their communities to construct toilets, soak-pits, kitchen gardens as means of waste water and garbage management. Approximately 5.5 crore worth of funds were mobilized from the government by the communities for development work such as road, community hall, anganwadi center construction, getting water supply schemes and school building renovation etc.
Activities Conducted
NoActivity / Item / BeneficiariesQuantity / Number, if applicable
1 Adolescent girls 415
2 Pregnant women and lactating mothers 350
3 School students (5th to 7th std.) 200
4 Women earning livelihood 32
5 Children under 6 years 586
` 909317 of ` 2000000
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