Background Note

KMVS came into being in 1989 in theKutchregion ofGujaratwith the objective of working with poor rural women.  In the last 21 years KMVS has grown from a three-person venture into a dynamic organization of more than 50 staff members and 11,024 rural women members, spread across 4 Talukas in 173 villages( plus 10 villages of Khadir which though not yet a federation, is a cluster of villages where the interventions are related purely to handicrafts.)