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Intervention Areas


Urban Kerala consists of 5  Corporations and 53  Municipalities who together  constitute about 20% of the total population  of  the State.The Kudumbashree network in the urban areas consists of about 14,000 neighborhood groups (NHG) federated under 1,494 Area Development Societies (ADS) and 61 Community Development Societies (CDS). 3.60 lakh families are members of the network in the urban areas whose thrift collections have exceeded Rs.69.30 crores. In the specific context of urban poverty in Kerala, the work of Kudumbashree focuses the following aspects:

  Building strong community organizations of poor women to enable them to assert their rights and gain entitlements.

  Enable women's organizations to mediate between the poor and local governance structures....