Pragathi Mahila Samakhya (PMS) is a community organisation (CO) founded with the support of the Kothapeta Mahila Mandali (KMM) in 2004. The CO works for the welfare of vulnerable populations in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh State in India.

PMS is a federation of community based groups of and is registered under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2001. It supports a total of 1499 female sex workers.


Pragathi aims to empower the community members to lead a healthy and socially, economically secure lives and sustain the community organisation for the welfare of its members.

Services Provided

PMS’s activities help its members and HIV positive children to lead a healthier and socially and financially secure lives.

  • Encouraging positive prevention
  • Generating demand among members to access social protection schemes and entitlements
  • Building community’s knowledge on financial services products
  • Promoting skill development programmes
  • Empowering members to address crises with the help of the paralegal volunteers

PMS envisions a future where all its members live healthy, crisis free lives with social and financial security.


  • District - Guntur
  • Founded - 2004
  • Members supported - 1499

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