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Govt. of AP

Govt. of Telangana





State Level Nodal Agency(SLNA)



What's New

Model Villages

Annual Reports

Report 2015-16  

Report 2014-15  

Report 2013-14  

Report 2012-13  



Monthly Magazine

APMAS has been bringing out a monthly magazine ‘Mahila Sadhikaratha' which is geared towards the empowerment of women.

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About Us
 Andhra Pradesh has been at the forefront of the microfinance movement. The variety of microfinance practices has taken the movement to unprecedented heights and the consistent growth of the movement has given Andhra Pradesh a place on the world map. As part of this growth, the Self Help Groups (SHGs), Grameen, Cooperative and Individual lending have emerged as models of microfinance. Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is considered the mecca of microfinance in India. Currently, there are 4,73,031 Self Help Groups with 65 lakh women members. Both, the NGO and the Government have promoted more than 2,000 SHG federations, which are registered under MACS. By March 2004, about 3,85,576 SHGs were linked to Banks with a loan amount of Rs. 1,728 crores.

Mahila Abivruddhi Society, Andhra Pradesh(APMAS) is a nationwide technical and Managerial Support Institution established to support the women's self help movement. It works for women's empowerment and poverty alleviation through Capacity building, quality Assessment, Research & Advocacy, Communication and Livelihood promotion on a fee-for-service basis. APMAS is funded by DFID through CARE India, Ford Foundation and Aga Khan Foundation.

APMAS became fully operational in July 2001 and today it has a functional team of 40 professionals providing services to diverse stakeholders across the state and in a limited way to other states. A variety of tools and content have been developed to take up Quality Assessment (rating) and capacity building services. During the process, APMAS has built strategic relationships and accessed expertise from M-CRIL, PRIA, Sa-Dhan and other national level agencies. Towards wider dissemination of best practices and for impacting the quality of community based institutions, APMAS publishes a monthly magazine called Mahila Sadhikaratha (Women Empowerment) and conducts National Immersion Programmes for all stakeholders. APMAS has developed strong networks with the Department of Women Empowerment & Self Employment, SERP, APRLP, PRIA, NABARD, Andhra Bank and other state level institutions. APMAS has responded to requests for capacity building support from training institutions located in Hyderabad like NIRD, MANAGE, APARD, ICM and other.
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