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36.9% of the population lives below the poverty line in the Northeast region! Help and Support us, in any way you can to uplift the maximum people out of poverty. Click to write to us about how you can help!


As a community-based organization, we need your support to continue our work. Make a difference to 2 Lakhs lives we work with and help us to reach out to more people. Every penny counts!

Welcome to SeSTA

SeSTA collectivizes women to form Self Help Groups (SHGs), builds their capabilities and strengthens livelihood systems.

Seven Sisters Development Assistance (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 the
global economy.

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Our Impact

Spread Across 3 States

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

Working with 30,000 Women

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

Entrepreneurial Skills

Entrepreneurial skills of communities are channelized through the promotion of 10 Farmer Producer Organisations (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 3,000 grass root workers

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

What We Do

Livelihood Promotion

SeSTA has been strategically focusing on Family-Based Livelihood Planning which primarily aims at the need and resources for every individual family and strategizing livelihood activities for the particular family in order to enhance their income.

Capacity Building

SeSTA’s envisages an empowered Northeast India wherein there exists a vibrant civil society eco-system, skilling the youth, women-led community institutions like FPOs, and strong State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs).

Institution Building

SeSTA envisages building momentum to lay the foundation of vibrant community-based organizations that is self-reliant and self-sustaining.

Scale Up Plan

With its focus on poverty pockets, it sees its operations spanning across the five states of the north-east: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura by 2025.

COVID19 Response

We have reached out to more than 26000 households with ration support and we are working now ti strengthen the livelihoods of people impacted by the lockdown.

Strengthening Organization

A strong organization leads to a stronger impact. SeSTA has been continuously grooming its professionals, develop it MIS for real time data tracking along with a MEL framework. It has grown to be one of the largest CSOs in Northeast India.

Access to clean & Renewable Energy

SeSTA’s Scientific interventions in Natural Resources Management, and supporting the intensification and diversification of other livelihoods portfolio like goat rearing, piggery, fisheries, mushroom cultivation as well as solar power driven initiatives.

Other Projects

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About Us

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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.

Our Awards

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What People Say

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Our Partners