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        14-11-2017
        VSSM presents Razak Dafer before the police...
        Rashida called, “Masi, tell the police not to beat him!” I asked her not to worry. “When you are with us, I have nothing to worry about. Once he completes his sentence, get him into a decent business. We want to work hard to earn a dignified living. I promise, I will never allow him to take up this path again!”
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        12-11-2017
        On 12th November VSSM meeting the Congress leaders at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Ahmedabad
        On 12th November we are meeting the Congress leaders at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Ahmedabad. In this meeting, too we will be insisting the need to include our demands in their party manifesto.
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        11-11-2017
        VSSM and community leaders meet the Chief Minister and leaders of Gujarat BJP… .
        VSSM has been striving to get the issues of nomadic and de-notified communities included in the election manifesto of both the leading political parties. The BJP invited VSSM to come and present the case on 6th November and it is with this regard that we, community leaders and VSSM, were at the residence of the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
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        Livelihood Generation Opportunities for India's Nomadic Tribes - VSSM Initiative
        14-11-2017
        Ramaben Chuvadiya's daughters Kinjal wishes to join police force while 6 year old Vandan wants to fly aircrafts!!
        Ramaben, may all the daughters of this land be fortunate enough to have a mother like you. We salute your spirit, resolve and commitment. You are an inspiration to many and a living example of inherent power that women possess…” We have decided to extend Rs. 50,000 as interest free loan to Ramaben, will be giving her the cheque within two days. The money will be utilized to repair the land and the well.
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        31-10-2017
        VSSM’s small loans prove to be big help to nomadic communities…
        “No one cares for us, no one is bothered for poor like us. Every morning begins with this nagging worry, will the government bother to consider our application, will today be a better day!! Every Monday marks a visit to the Collector’s office but, the meeting happens if and when the officer wishes.
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        27-10-2017
        A Kangasiya woman saved her shop with the help of Loan extended by VSSM
        “Ben, you will need you to lend Rs.. 5 lakhs to this daughter from our community.” “5 lacs is a huge amount, organization cannot fathom such a big amount, only the bank can support you with this kind of amount.”
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        Right To Education For Nomadic Tribes and De-Notified Tribes
        14-11-2017
        http://nomadseducation.blogspot.in/2017/11/ramaben-chuvadiyas-daughters-kinjal.html
        “Ramaben, may all the daughters of this land be fortunate enough to have a mother like you. We salute your spirit, resolve and commitment. You are an inspiration to many and a living example of inherent power that women possess…”
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        07-11-2017
        Manisha is the brightest amoungst Babiben and Bhagabhai Devipujak’s 8 children.
        Manisha, as such is a very brave, intelligent and smart child but today she in distress and she got extremely emotional while talking to us. “Didi, will I be able to become a doctor one day?” she shared her turmoil.
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        31-10-2017
        Our precious girls have come a long way, it has been a remarkable journey!!
        We are grateful to our donors who have been instrumental in helping these girls achieve their dreams…
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        Housing for India's Nomads
        16-05-2017
        50 nomadic tribes will have shelter on their head before this monsoon at Deesa..
        Homes for nomadic families in Deesa…. Recently, the Municipal Corporation of Deesa town pledged to allot 300 square feet houses to 50 homeless families scattered around the town, living in shanties and hutments. The catch however, was each family needed to deposit Rs. 60,000. Now the issue here was that these families never have so much money and from where to get that kind of amount to pre-book the houses. The president of the municipal corporation is the very compassionate Shri Pravinbhai Mali, who tried to secure Rs. 45,000 from the Department of Social Welfare for each of these families. The families felt each of them would be able to mobilize Rs. 5,000 but requested VSSM for a loan of Rs. 10,000 each....
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        05-04-2017
        VSSM’s efforts result into allotment of plots to nomadic families in Tharad….
        We were completely heart broken when the officials decided against giving us land in Dantiya, we felt even in Tharad the officials will go against us. But our hard work paid and we finally have plots in Tharad.” The jubilant Ramabhai Gadaliya and Keshnath Nathwadi had called up to inform us about the government’s decision to allot plots to 149 nomadic families in Tharad.
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        25-03-2017
        VSSM helps Rameshbhai Nat attain health and happiness….
        “Ben, I am going to do all that you have asked me to, you mentioned of a fence, I have been saving money for that. You will be delighted to see the result!!”
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        VSSM at Vadiya
        05-02-2016
        VSSM Enables the Families from Vadia
        We are thankful to the Additional Collector Shri. Jagdishbhai Desai and Mamlatdar Shri. Geetaben Desai for their support, “it is because of your compassion towards these families that their names have been transferred to Palanpur voter list.”...
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        29-01-2016
        The construction of sanitation units at Vadia sends cheer amongst the students from this village…
        One of these days Chadra, a boy from Vadia and studying in Ahmedabad visited VSSM’s office in Ahmedabad. “The work VSSM does in Vadia is remarkable but this is the best thing to have happened!!! Every time we returned for our vacations it was a challenge to stay without toilets, many a times we did not like coming home because of absence of toilets. A big Thank you for thinking about us …” his words were music to our ears!!!
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        20-01-2016
        Work begins in Vadia for the construction of Sanitation Unit
        Vadia and its residents have always been an enigma for the society. For many decades the women of Vadia have practiced prostitution as a means to earn their living and fend their families. While the society held their prejudice and believed that it was a profession these women choose voluntarily, the fact was totally contradictory to it. As a result of such mindset across sections of society no government agencies, voluntary organisations or individuals succeeded with their efforts in Vadia.
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        VSSM in Media
        13-10-2017
        The nomadic and de-notified communities are coming together on 14th October 2017 in Palanpur to voice out their demands
        We hope these demands reach the concerned political parties and policy makers. The nomadic and de-notified communities are coming together on 14th October 2017 in Palanpur to voice out their demands…
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        13-10-2017
        We will be in Palanpur on 14th October to let the world know “we exist.
        There will be lakhs of us on that day, peacefully talking about our plight.
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        06-04-2017
        VSSM, recently concluded a study to understand the status of the extremely marginalized Dafer community...
        The objective of the study was to comprehend the access Dafer have, to the various welfare schemes launched by the government for the marginalized sections of the society...
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        Relief Work For Nomads Of India By VSSM
        15-09-2015
        In reponse to the massive floods in July 2015, the nomadic families of Vadgamda receive relief kits from VSSM…
        VSSM’s relief kits containing food, grains and tarpaulins did reach them but the focus is now going to be on rehabilitating these flood ravaged families. VSSM intends to extend them interest free loans.
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        13-09-2015
        The nomadic families of Vadia receive VSSM’s relief kits
        The mud house Ramabhai Saraniyaa lived in perished during the recent floods. All his household belonging crashed underneath the rubble. Ramabhai, a daily wage earner, earns his living from shaping cattle horns but, finding work under such unnatural circumstances is also difficult. What to do and how to rebuild life was a big question Ramabhai faced!! Consequent to this natural catastrophe, his son fell very ill.
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        13-09-2015
        DidedaThe flood affected families of Dideda village receive relief kits from VSSM….
        The losses they have suffered are considerable and VSSM will stand by them as they rebuild their lives….
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