Project Brief
ISCDP is the flagship community development project of Bosco Reach Out. The project seeks to build socially and economically empowered communities as it endeavours to build people’s capacity relative to self-development and development of society. The ISCDP is a uniform programme of BRO implemented as independent projects by the three zones in the regions under their jurisdiction.
The project is implemented in 39 regions of 16 districts in the two states of Assam and Meghalaya. Each Zone is responsible for project implementation in the regions under their jurisdiction. Self-help groups and cluster level federations are being promoted as part of group activities. The project entails capacity building of communities and recognising their worth. As such, communities have been organized for awareness drive, skill development and managerial training. Similarly, functional linkage with departments has been built to provide direct support to communities through sensitization and awareness on government schemes and programmes.

Type of SHG    No of SHG    Total Number of SHG Members
Status on March 11    Status on March 11
Men    206    3472
Women    1196    15030
Mix    268
Total    1670    18502

  • As on March 2009, the Self Help Groups saving fund stand at more than Rs. 18.9 million
  • The groups have disbursed more than Rs. 25 million as internal loan to SHG members
  • Over Rs. 10.8 million have been availed by the SHGs as External loan. Of these,
  • o    Rs. 6.6 million from SGSY schemes
  • o    Rs. 2.2 million have been mobilized from banks
  • o    Rs. 2 million from BR
  • Till March 2009, 772 villages have been intervene
  • More than 2504 individual members and 389 groups have started income generating activities
  • 78 cluster level federations with 9055 members have been formed and strengthened so far
  • 37 social issues have been addressed by CLF and VGI
  • 50 SHG members have been appointed as members of Village Gaon Panchayat or Dorbars