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SELF EMPLOYED WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION :

SEWA is a trade union of 1 million women workers in 9 states. It was founded by Ela Bhatt in 1972. SEWA organizes workers of the informal economy. These workers constitute 93% of the Indian workforce. 94% of all women in India are informal workers.

SEWA’s main goals are to organize women workers for full employment and self-reliance. Full employment means employment whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security and social security. Social security means at least health care, child care, insurance, pension and shelter. By self-reliance, we mean that women should be autonomous and self-reliant, individually and collectively both economically and in terms of their decision–making ability.

SEWA is both an organization and a movement. The SEWA movement is enhanced by its being a ‘sangam’ or confluence of the labour and cooperative movements and the women’s movement. But it is also a movement of self-employed workers; their own home-grown movement with women as the leaders. Through their own movement, women become strong and visible. Their tremendous economic and social contributions become recognized. Gandhian thinking is the inspiration for SEWA and the SEWA movement.

SOCIAL SECURITY :

Social Security is an integral part of full employment. Without social security, women workers cannot obtain work security. The reverse is equally true. And without both work and social security, workers cannot achieve their goal of self-reliance. Hence, work security and social security are like two sides of the same coin. Hence, work security and social security are like two sides of the same coin.

SEWA believes in the right to social security for all informal workers. They need a minimum level of social and economic security. This is all the more required for women of the informal economy, the poorest of workers in our country. SEWA believes that social security services for poor women workers can best be provided by member– owned and managed organisations. These organisations also must become financially viable in the long-term, with contributions from workers, employers and government. We have, therefore, developed cooperatives and associations to provide social security. They are run by the women themselves, and in a sustainable manner.

Lok Swasthya SEWA Cooperative :

Lok Swasthya SEWA Cooperative is a membership-based organization of traditional midwives or dais health workers, health educators and pharmacists. Established in 1990, it is a registered cooperative with 800 share-holders, all of whom are women.

Lok Swasthya was set up with the objectives of providing life-saving, preventive health information and knowledge and low cost, appropriate curative services at women’s doorsteps. It also helps women and their families get access to referral care.

Lok Swasthya organizes dais and other local women workers into our union, SEWA, and also encourages them to join the cooperative by becoming share-holders. Organising builds solidarity and increases local women’s bargaining power to demand and obtain services from the public and private health systems. Women learn that health security is their right. They also learn where to obtain the services to which they are entitled.

In addition, Lok Swasthya has initiated several health activities, especially providing information on health.

Access to Low Cost Medicine:

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Lok Swasthya SEWA Ayurved :

Traditional medicines have been found to be effective cures for many diseases. We found that many of SEWA’s members are using medicinal plants.

We also saw that traditional Ayurved medicines can be made locally by women, thus providing them with employment and income. These medicines are part of SEWA’s self help efforts. They remain in women’s own control. Moreover, there are no side effects of such medicines.

Thus, SEWA’s health cooperative – Lok Swasthya SEWA, decided to produce Ayurvedic medicines. We call our brand Lok Swasthya SEWA Ayurved.

First, we organized training for midwives, health workers and other local people for identification of plants and production and marketing of medicines.

Next, we established a unit which is licensed to manufacture Ayurvedic medicines. Its production is supervised by our Ayurvedic Doctor and the quality of every batch of medicines is tested in a laboratory.

Our Ayurvedic products have been developed according to women’s needs. Prices are kept low so that the products are affordable to women workers and their families and the public at large.

 

LOK SWASTHYA SEWA AYURVED :

No. Name Of Product
MRP
USE
1 Amrut Balm 10gm
12
Cold , Headache
Amrut Balm 25gm
27
Cold , Headache
2 Balamrut prash 20gm
25
Physical and mental growth  of child,bed wetting
3 Chavanprash 250gm
55
For physical and mental growth
Chavanprash 500gm
95
For physical and mental growth
4 Himprabha Cream 10gm
10
for soft and smooth skin,winter Skin care
Himprabha Cream 25gm
22
for soft and smooth skin,winter Skin care
Himprabha Cream 50gm
42
for soft and smooth skin,winter Skin care
5 Kruminashi Cream  20gm
20
Worms,Swelling of intestine, skin disease
6 Nikhar Face Pack  20gm
15
Acne, Black spot, Glowing skin insect bite
7 Saral Massage Oil  50ml
35
Joint pain,Body pain,Muscle pain
8 Sarvahita Churan 20gm
21
White discharge,bleeding piles,menstrual and vaginal problem
Sarvahita Churan 50gm
48
White discharge,bleeding piles,menstrual and vaginal problem
9 Shital Churan  20gm
17
Acidity, Low B P ,Fatigue
10 Sukesha Hair Oil  50ml
25
Hair growth , Hair fall , Dandruff
Sukesha Hair Oil  100ml
48
Hair growth , Hair fall , Dandruff
Sukesha Hair oil 200ml
92
Hair growth , Hair fall , Dandruff
Sukesha Hair oil 500ml
230
Hair growth , Hair fall , Dandruff
11 Sukomal Malam  15gm
18
For cracks, Burns, Fissure, Skin rashes, Wounds
12 Supachya Faki 20gm
20
Gas, Indigestion, Stomachache, Loss of appetite
13 Susmit Dantmanjan 20gm
18
Toothache,Pyorrhea, Gums, bad breath
Susmit Dantmanjan 50gm
42
Toothache,Pyorrhea, Gums, bad breath
14 Thandak Powder 120gm
42
For Prickly
15 Dayasafe  100gm
95
For Diabetes
16 citrona gel 15gm
23
Mosquito repellent
17 Astha Churna  20gm
23
For cough , cold
18 Anandi churna  20gm
23
Diarrhea, Dyscentry, Indigestion, Vomiting
19 Saral Lap 50gm
35
Vat rog, Edema, Obesity, Osteao arthrities, Rhuematoid arthrities
20 Arshil Churna   20gm
21
For piles, fissure, fistula
21 Rahat Skin Churna  20gm
20
Leucoderma, psoriases, acne, Eczema ,ring worm, Any skin disease
22 Saral Quath 100gm
58
Vat rog, Edema, Obesity, Osteao arthrities, Rhuematoid arthrities
23 Sundari kesh lap 100gm
53
Healthy Hair, Hair problem Hair colour
24 Mahek Herbal Face Powder(Rose) 150
48
Face powder
25 Mahek Herbal Face Powder(Chandan) 150gm
55
Face powder
26 Astha Quath 100gm
46
For  cough and cold
27 Arshil Cream 10gm
25
For piles, fissure, fistula
28 Rahat Skin Cream 10gm
25
Leucoderma, psoriases, acne, Eczema ,ring worm, Any skin disease
30 Astha cough syrup
30
For cough , cold, wooping cough

 


Self Employed Women's Association
SEWA Reception Centre, Opp. Victoria Garden, Bhadra, Ahmedabad - 380 001. India.
Phone : 91-79-25506444 / 25506477 / 25506441, Fax : 91 - 79 - 25506446, Email :mail@sewa.org
     
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