Testimonials of our Impact
GAIN has worked with CMS since 2015 (until mid-2018) on our flagship programme, "Seeds of Prosperity" in India. CMS was part of the pilot and then scale-up of the programme as our research partner in two locations in India.The team brought deep insights from their assessments and evaluations for the global program which helped to strengthen our programme and improve the impact on our target population- the tea working community in India. The program received funding to be scaled up significantly. GAIN appreciated CMS very much for their dedication and excellent quality of work.
- Dr. Bärbel Weiligmann
Senior Advisor - Better nutrition. For farmers and workers
Arghyam partnered with Catalyst Management Services (CMS), who measured and evaluated the outcomes of the project. The survey has been designed quite elegantly; it’s a neat, tight set of questions focusing on usage. I was impressed with the way in which the FIs, young girls, were able to strike a rapport almost immediately with the respondents. At times when people didn’t understand the question, they were good at explaining the question to the respondent without leading them towards the answer. It’s a difficult yet important job really, going from house to house in the hot sun, asking the same questions over and over again, but they did it cheerfully and enthusiastically.
- Radhika Viswanathan
We wanted to write to thank you for being such wonderful hosts during our short stay in Delhi, but more importantly for putting on such an excellent event today. The attendance alone was an incredible feat, and the active and passionate engagement of literally dozens of individuals learning about CEI for the first time was inspiring. Suparna and Vijay found the perfect balance of guiding conversation while leaving most of the talking for our participants to do -- this is a fantastic precedent to set as we build demand-driven networks.
- Molly Jamieson Eberhardt
It was a great learning experience for me where I learnt in a Good work environment. The organization made sure we were comfortable and well cared for in terms of our stay, which made working easier. The flexibility of working from home is a great concept which the organization is having. The best part of our internship was our Reporting Officer who helped me understand the work, plan it properly and we worked well as sounding boards to bounce of ideas which gave us a lot of clarity when it came to the processes and analyses part of the project.
- Isha Dash
The multi-staged recruitment process was extensive in the sense that it gave CMS a good understanding of how I could contribute to their endeavors and fit in the organizational structure. As a potential employee, it also gave me a good overview of how methodical CMS is in going about its job and the rigor I would be expected off at work. The three interviews that I had seemed to focus on particular aspects of me as an individual and a professional which in effect allowed me to look back at myself and reflect on my strengths and weaknesses.
- Lucien Chan
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Swathi Jyothi Mahila Vividodesha Souharda Sahakari Niyamita
Swathi Jyoti is a cooperative, promoted by Swati Mahila Sangha (SMS). SMS is a collective of women in distress and different circumstances. Primarily a membership-based organisation with more than 8500 members, Swathi Jyothi is a community managed, mutual aided cooperative providing financial services to its members.
Social Venture Partners (SVP)
Social Venture Partners (SVP) is the world’s largest network of engaged philanthropists, with over 4000+ investor-donors across 41 cites, in 8 countries (U.S, Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and United Kingdom). Together we have worked with more than 700 investees and contributed more than $54 million (USD) and hundreds of thousands of skilled strategic support. SVP India, founded in May 2012, brings together a diverse community of 250+ business leaders, active citizens and philanthropists committed to solving complex social issues through personal philanthropy, advocacy and capacity building.
With chapters in Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata, SVP is currently working with over 20 grantee organisations across the country. SVP India's national focus is on making a dent in poverty through catalyzing livelihoods at the bottom of the pyramid.
Its goal is to create 1 million sustainable livelihoods and 1,000 philanthropists by 2020.
Vrutti Livelihoods Resource Centre
Vrutti, a Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods is one of Swasti Health Catalyst’s sister organisations. Vrutti focuses on enhancing people’s well-being through knowledge, innovation and transformative actions; brings about solutions at a scale that eliminate inequities and marginalisation, and creates wealth for the marginalised. They develop market-based models of development building on community strengths and promote a culture of entrepreneurship, facilitating and nurturing partnerships to reach scale.
Swathi Mahila Sangha
Swasthi Mahila Sangha (SMS) is one of the largest Community-Based Organisations (CBO) for women in sex work (WSW) in Karnataka. It has over 6000 WSW as its members and provides services to over 15986 of them. SMS was started as a collective by these women in the year 2003 and is now a legally registered body under Karnataka Societies Act.
We support HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a professional global health network working in collaboration with WHO. We believe that every person and every health worker should have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible. We encourage you to join the HIFA forums here.
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Launched in 2006, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), one of Swasti Health Catalyst’s institutional partners, is a public-private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of public health.
Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM)
Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) is a development organisation. Through its work from grassroots to policy-level action in Health, Education and Community Development, SVYM endeavours to facilitate community’s efforts towards self –reliance and empowerment; and develop local, innovative and cost-effective solutions to sustain community driven progress.
Boston University School of Public Health
Founded in 1976, The Boston University School of Public Health’s mission is to improve the health of local, national and international populations, particularly the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable, through excellence and innovation in education, research, and service.
i-calQ is a smartphone based quantitative point of care integrated diagnosis solution. They believe in developing technology that is affordable, accessible, can be used anywhere and at any time. I-calQ started operation in 1998 by photographing lateral flow tests. Smartphone-based transmission of lateral flow test results is being done since 2007.
Azim Premji University
Azim Premji University is a not-for-profit, private, autonomous university under the Azim Premji University Act, 2010, of the Karnataka Legislature. It is the first private, autonomous University in Karnataka and among the few in India dedicated to Education and Development. Sponsored by the Azim Premji Foundation, Azim Premji University is actively engaged in the development of talent and the creation of knowledge to catalyse sustainable improvements in education and related development areas.
Neurosynaptic is a Bangalore based company, incorporated in 2002, with a mission to develop products and technologies, which can create a positive impact on the healthcare of remote and rural population.
Launched in 2011, Sevamob is a private limited company that seeks to provide healthcare and financial assistance services to low-income families in India. With their presence in Uttar Pradesh, NCR, Kartanaka, and Jharkhand in India, Sevamob’s services include primary health care and insurance via mobile clinics to groups on a monthly subscription model, rapid point of care diagnostics, online health exchange that connects patients with healthcare providers and healthcare sponsorships for orphanages and old age homes.
Established in 2005, Fuzhio is a health, business, and products marketing firm. Fuzhio serves as a bridge between small producers and service providers/buyers by procuring and selling products for marginalised communities (small farmers, sex workers, and other small producers), their organisations and social enterprises.