Seven Sisters Development Assistance

Strengthening Women Collectives

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

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. 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. 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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Since 2011

SeSTA in Numbers

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Women with enhanced entrepreneural skills in 12 FPO's
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Our Stories

Tales from the Field

Tales from the Field

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Awards & Accolades

Awards & Accolades

#2021

Top 10 NGO award under Environment Category by HCL Foundation

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#2019

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

#2019

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

#2019

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

#2014

India Development Marketplace Award By World Bank

Blogs

Blogs

Incense of Freedom – The tale of fragrant livelihood

Owing a small business isn’t very easy. It takes guts, skills, trials, errors and patience to get
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The pearl I found in the sea of thoughts

Often, I question my association in the development sector, somewhere I don’t feel I am doing enough or I question
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My expedition in SeSTA - Mrigakshi Chakravarty

I am Mrigakshi working in SeSTA from the last 3.5 years. While I was doing my graduation with English honours
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Our Partners

Our Partners