ABOUT SSM SELF HELP GROUP
Sada Shiv Modern (SSM) Self Help Group, founded by Smt. Veena Sharma at Ramgarh Sikri Village, Talwara Tehsil, Hoshiarpur District, Punjab in the year 2003. SSM is a Self Help Group (SHG) focused towards empowerment of women by establishing several self-employment opportunities for them. The main objective of our group, which began with over 10 women initially, was to help make other women self-sufficient and improve their social standing. SSM’s area of specialization is processing naturally-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs using a modern and hygienic plant.
The first product that our group came up with was the detergent surf, which was produced and sold in the local market from 2003 to 2005. At this moment, the women workforce associated with SSM Self Help Group is actively involved in into food processing.
About KAFRO: With the active assistance of Punjab Government, Kandi Area Fruit And Herbal Society (KAFRO) was formed in the year 2012, with Smt. Veena Sharma being its first president and continues to hold the same position till now. The plant became operational in May 2015. KAFRO Society has established 7 collection centers by forming a cluster of other SHG’s in two blocks namely Talwara and Hajipur (Hoshiarpur, Punjab) that help our society KAFRO by providing raw materials. Out of 29 SHG’s that are associated with KAFRO, 26 are entirely women SHG’s with over 300 women members. We at KAFRO are actively involved towards women empowerment and had organized “Women Farmer Fair” (Kisan Bibian da Mela) in the village Ramgarh Sikri, Punjab wherein more than 500 women farmers from various areas of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi had participated.
HIGHLIGHTS - SSM SELF HELP GROUP
FOUNDER & TEAM
- Veena Sharma
with more than 12 years of experience
- A Team of Over 300 Women Workers
Three farmers societies
and 21 SHG’s
AREA OF SPECIALISATION
(Making Pickles, Murabbas, Marmalades, Squashes, Gels & Shampoo etc.)
Help women become self-sufficient
& improve their quality of life