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Sampada Entrepreneurship & Livelihoods Foundation (SELF) is a Microfinance institution incorporated under the Indian Companies Act 1956, Section 25 (now Section 8- 2013) as a not-for-profit institution. The Company is an objective driven organization and is limited by guarantee. SELF acquired its lending portfolio from Sampada Trust in the year 2013 and expanded its lending operation thereon. SELF is part of the WOTR Group of institutions active in the domain of watershed development, water management, climate change adaptation, agriculture and livelihoods. These are the Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR) which is the parent institution, the Sampada Trust, the Sanjeevani Institute for Empowerment & Development (SIED) and SELF being the fourth pillar of the group.

Our Vision

“The poor are empowered to secure sustainable livelihood opportunities and live a life of dignity”

Our Mission

“To mobilize the creative potential of groups and individuals by empowering them and providing financial, entrepreneurial and customized services in order to secure and enhance quality of life”

Core Values


SELF believes in being sensitive when providing services to the disadvantaged and the marginalized, with professionalism


We, as a team, believe in maintaining the highest levels of transparency within the organization, with our clients and external stakeholders.


In SELF, dignity of all clients is paramount and all stakeholders are considered as equal


SELF commits to clear communications within the organization, its clients and stakeholders for effective and efficient operations.

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