The primary goal of Live Foundation is to empower marginalized women and girls by helping them realize their full potential. They achieve this by implementing programs that provide high-quality, fair, and sustainable livelihood opportunities. Throughout all these programs, Live Foundation incorporates important cross-cutting themes such as enhancing resilience, promoting inclusive governance, and facilitating gender transformative change. These themes are integrated into every sector to ensure comprehensive and holistic development.
LIVE FOUNDATION’s operational model involves a well-structured governance framework, where the Board of Trustees plays a pivotal role in making key decisions, while the Managing Trustee is entrusted with executing these decisions effectively. This model ensures transparency, accountability, and efficient management of the organization’s activities and resources. LF emphasizes a clear division of roles and responsibilities between the Board of Trustees and the Managing Trustee. This approach promotes effective decision-making, efficient execution, transparency, and accountability, enabling the organization to advance its mission and achieve its goals in a sustainable manner.
The governance structure consists of two main components: the Board of Trustees and the Managing Trustee.
Board of Trustees:
Composed of individuals with diverse expertise, experience, and a commitment to the NGO's mission. Meets regularly (biannually meeting, or as needed) to review progress, assess challenges, and make informed decisions.
The Managing Trustee is given a significant level of autonomy and decision-making authority to ensure swift and efficient execution of the Board's directives. The managing trustee should necessarily be female and one of the board members. She is appointed by the Board and serves as the chief executive and operational head of the NGO. Reports regularly to the Board on progress, challenges, and resource allocation.
The decision-making process involves collaboration and consultation between the Board and the Managing Trustee.
Sets the overall direction and strategic priorities of the organization.
Approves annual budgets, major expenditures, and fundraising strategies.
Reviews and approves new program initiatives, partnerships, and significant policy changes.
Monitors and evaluates the performance of the Managing Trustee and the overall organization.
Managing Trustee's Role:
Translates the Board's decisions into actionable plans and strategies.
Leads program design, implementation, and management.
Allocates resources based on Board-approved budgets.
Engages with external stakeholders, partners, and donors to advance the NGO's mission.
Provides regular updates to the Board on operational progress, challenges, and achievements.
A conflict resolution mechanism is established to address disagreements between the Board and the Managing Trustee.
Process: Initially, attempts are made to resolve conflicts through open communication & discussion. If a resolution is not achieved, an independent mediator or committee may be involved. Ultimately, the Board retains the authority to make final decisions in cases of irreconcilable disputes.
To ensure continuity, the NGO implements a succession plan for both the Board and the Managing Trustee.
The Board identifies potential new trustees with the required expertise and values. A clear process is in place for appointing a new Managing Trustee in case of vacancy, with Board’s approval.
LIVE FOUNDATION catalyzes positive change in Jharkhand by empowering women, enhancing livelihoods, strengthening community resilience, and advocating for equitable rights. By fostering collaboration with local leaders and institutions, the organization paves the way for sustainable development and a thriving environment where people can enjoy opportunities for their wholesome development. Over time, this will contribute to an environment where individuals can truly enjoy opportunities for their wholesome development, in alignment with the organization's vision and mission.
Community Engagement and Mobilization:
Empowerment and Livelihood Enhancement:
Creating Local Champions:
Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability:
Advocacy and Rights Awareness:
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning:
Scaling and Replication:
Sustainability and Community Ownership:
LIVE Foundation has an experience of working with Farmers and Forest Dwellers since 2010. It has carried out its integral activity of forming Farmers' Cooperative Organization (FPOS) with Agriculture and Forest produce to tap the potential to start small enterprises The organization has been able to reach to a scale of 5000 Agri and Forest producers in two blocks of Ranchi, one block of Khunti district and one Block of West Singhbhum. These producers' group has already successfully demonstrated the practice and processing units. In Bundu block of Ranchi successful demonstration of lac cultivation is achieved. In Tonto Block of West Singhbhum Farmers' Cooperative had been formed and they started working with processing of agriculture and forest produces. In Jharkhand, it is evident that lac is a major source of alternative livelihood through NTFPs. Under the present project 250 Lac Cultivators have been associated from the three blocks of West Singhbhum.
VISION OF SUCCESS : - Aspired vision of the project is to meet brood sufficiency in the lac production sector through scientific techniques of lac cultivation and proper market link- ages.
GOALS : - Establishing Lac as a key product to supplement the income of rural poor through creation of a sustainable model and hence bringing them one step forward towards becoming key players in an important growth-oriented product.
Live Foundation has achieved a significant milestone in its mission to empower women through its Har Ghar Tiranga initiative. The project was implemented with the aim of enabling women to earn a livelihood while contributing to the nation's celebrations of Independence Day.
Our organization is proud to announce its successful participation in this initiative, which aimed to foster patriotism and national pride among Indians on Independence Day 2022. As a part of this initiative, 75 women from Khunti, Kanke, and Ormanjhi, who are members of Self-Help Groups (SHG) associated with the Live Foundation, made 30,000 stitched flags. This assignment was completed in partnership with the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED).
The participation of Live Foundation in this initiative helped in empowering women from marginalized communities and provided them with a platform to showcase their talent and skills. our organization provided training, raw materials, and income opportunities to women involved in this initiative. The initiative not only provided a source of income for these women but also helped in promoting the values of patriotism and national unity. Live Foundation is proud to have contributed to the success of this initiative and remains committed to empowering women and promoting social welfare through its various programs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all, but it has hit the most vulnerable in our society the hardest. In Jharkhand, migrant workers faced immense challenges, daily wage earners lost their jobs, and reliance on agriculture increased. With global remittances expected to decline by 20%, urgent action was needed.
At our organization, we recognized the crucial role NGOs play in supporting communities during these unprecedented times. We stepped up to provide essential aid, focusing on food security and breaking the chain of infection. Despite operational and financial challenges, we remained committed to protecting our stakeholders and delivering vital services.
Ensuring the safety of our frontline staff was paramount. They adhered to strict safety protocols, employing social distancing measures, using motorcycles for fieldwork, and carrying sanitizers and reusable masks. We worked closely with local authorities, supporting them wherever needed, while promoting COVID-19 Appropriate Behavior (CAB).
Hunger emerged as a critical issue, particularly among migrant laborers and marginalized families. Thanks to the incredible support of our donors and crowd funding efforts, we distributed dry ration to those in need for three months, bridging the gap until they could resume work.
Together, we have faced unprecedented challenges and discovered new opportunities for collaboration and innovation. As a community, we are reimagining how we can overcome this crisis. Join us in empowering the vulnerable and shaping a brighter future for all.
Summary: LIVE Foundation, in collaboration with Vishwa Yuvak Kendra and Ranchi Press Club, organized a seminar on women's empowerment just ahead of International Women's Day 2022. The event aimed to foster equal opportunities for women across all spheres. The state finance minister, Mr. Rameshwar Oraon, addressed the attendees as the chief guest. During the seminar, a charter of demands was created, which will be presented to the state government for policy change. Additionally, 18 men from Jharkhand were felicitated for their remarkable contributions to the upliftment of women and their support in various ventures, including sports, hygiene, education, and community development.
LIVE Foundation's seminar not only highlighted the importance of women's empowerment but also recognized the efforts of these trailblazers who have made a significant impact on the lives of women in Jharkhand.
The objective of the Weaving- tailoring and garment production program is to provide a skill for an income generating activity. What started as a six-month course for 60 tribal women in two batches each from the rural belts of Latehar, Gumla and Simdega, emerged as a full time garment production unit in Kanke, Ranchi now from which traditional Bandis and other local fabric attires especially designed by trained designers are purchased by TRIFED and local buyers. The associated women with Shilp Sahiyya brand also get opportunity to display their ‘makes’ at the national level fairs.
In West Singhbhum, Khunti, Dumka and Simdega districts of Jharkhand LIVE FOUNDATION has identified vulnerable women from poor economic background and organized them into 200 Self Help Groups. They have been well capacitated in leadership, managerial & financial management skills through trainings and exposure visits. These women are now involved in micro-credit and income generating activities. The income generating activities entail vegetable cultivation, livestock rearing, agriculture and collecting forest produce, thus a regular practice of saving. Women continue saving in groups hence; they are self-employed. Besides the economic activities the women actively take part in social welfare programmes and local self-governance.
In May-June 2020 and May 2021 masks and dry ration was distributed among daily wagers and migrant labours in Ranchi and Simdega
LIVE FOUNDATION's women groups stitched around 10,000 masks which were distributed free among villagers and urban street vendors
LIVE FOUNDATION conducted special sessions in Tonto (West Singhbhum), Torpa (Khunti), Kersai (Simdega) for children through videos on COVID 19, handwash, use of mask and social distancing.
Adolescent Girls of Barabarpani Panchayat in Simdega learns 'facts of life' to cope with COVID impact.
Mukhiya of Jaipur Panchayat, Sunita Kachchhap urge villagers to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour
Trained SHG members on CAB plans how to take up right messages to villagers about COVID 19
'Covid Appropriate Behaviour' (CAB) is the new key-word for healthy living and existence. Chhandosree interacts with Urban Sahiyyas in Ranchi on how to reach out to the community with CAB.