Seven Sisters Development Assistance

Strengthening Women Collectives

SeSTA believes Self-Help Groups (SHGs) can be an effective platform to empower women and reduce vulnerabilities.

About SeSTA

Who We Are

About Us

Seven Sisters Development Assistance (SeSTA) collectivizes women to form Self Help Groups (SHGs), builds their capabilities and strengthens livelihood systems. SeSTA is a culmination of efforts to initiate development work to empower communities in remote rural areas of NE India. Registered in the year 2011, under Societies Registration Act (SRA), 1860. SeSTA was conceived to put systematic effort for socio-economic development of NE by building capabilities of poor communities, promoting and strengthening their institutions to facilitate them out of poverty and meaningfully participate in theglobal economy.

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Working with Women to empower communities

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Provided families with Livelihood support

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CSR Partners & Supporters

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Individual Donors & supporters

Our Impact on Society

Our Impact

Our Impact

Working with 50,000 Women

Organized under SHG platform- a democratic institution owned and managed by women.

Spread across 3 States

Directly present in 457 villages spread across 15 districts, 23 Blocks in 3 States

Entrepreneurial skills

Entrepreneurial skills of communities are channelized through the promotion of 10 Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) comprising of 9,810 members.

Employment Support

Employment support to around 250 Community Resource Persons (CRPs) & Community Service Providers (CSPs) working with SeSTA currently.

Livelihood support & food security

Provided 12,854 Families with Livelihood support.

Trained over 30000 grassroot workers

Entrepreneurial skills of communities are channelized through the promotion of 10 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO) comprising of 9,810 members.

Our Works

What We Do

Our Works

Capacity Building

Institution Building

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Organization Strengtheninf

COVID-19 Response

Access to clean energy

Other projects

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About Us

Through solidarity, support, and training in their groups and with every new skill learned, women from vulnerable households believe that they can be agents of change. This sense of agency helps them come together, out of their traditional roles, and work towards building a better village and society. SeSTA teams, based in far-flung areas, are therefore able to meaningfully engage with rural communities to reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, Good Health & Well-Being, and Climate Change resilient villages by ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy.

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See our awards

Our Awards

Our Awards


Top 10 NGO award under Environment Category by HCL Foundation


Best NGO award in Finance & Accounts processes in NE region Awarded by


Tech4dev Fellowship for Technology innovation Awarded by Chintu Gudiya Foundation, USA- 2019


Polestar Award for best NGO in livelihoods Awarded by Polestar Foundation-


India Development Marketplace Award By World Bank

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