Sampada Trust began as an informal outreach
program of Watershed Organisation Trust
(WOTR) in 1998 to assist women and SHGs in the area of skills and
capacity enhancement, for access to and acquisition of assets and
resources. As the demand for its services grew, it was felt that a
specialized and autonomous institution would better serve this need and
also enable rapid upscaling and expansion. It was then decided to set up a
separate Trust called SAMPADA TRUST for this purpose. SAMPADA TRUST was
registered on 21st November 2002.
Sampada Trust aims at empowering rural women by providing financial, entrepreneurial and customized services to women through their SHGs and village level Apex Bodies- Sanyukta Mahila Samittee (SMS) to take up individual or group-based quality of life enhancing measures and income generating activities.