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Introduction

Sneha Mahila Abhyudaya Sangam (SMAS) was established in 2008 in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh State in India. The community organisation (CO) was formed for the female sex workers' community in the district to come together and collectively resolve their problems.

SMAS supports 1625 female sex workers with its services and is registered under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2001.

Mission

Sneha aims to deliver on its community development agenda with a main focus on health and medical services provision for its members and sustain the HIV prevention programme. "

Services Provided

Sneha's services to its members are meant to help them lead healthier, safer and socially and financially secure lives.

  • Supporting the community to better access and utilise the social protection schemes from the government
  • Building financial literacy of members, including knowledge on savings products, to help them lead financially secure lives
  • Helping members better access safety, security and justice measures
  • Provide HIV prevention and care services
  • Strengthening community organisations through increased resource mobilisation
  • Identifying the problems of the community regularly to respond better to their needs
  • Developing the linkages with government and non-government stakeholders for better effectiveness of its programme

SMAS hopes to inculcate and improve savings habit among its members and reach all community members living with HIV/AIDS prevention and care services.

Highlights

  • District - West Godavari
  • Founded - 2008
  • Members supported - 1625

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No.25, AECS Layout, Ashwathnagar,

(Land Mark - Behind Paratha Plaza,

Raghavendra Nilaya),

Bengaluru 560 094, Karnataka State, India

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