VISHVAS SANSTHAN: With an aspiration to bring about positive social change among underprivileged communities in Mewar region, a group of likeminded academicians, established Vishvas Sansthan in 1992. Lack of knowledge and skills at the grassroots, inhibiting poor Tribal population of Mewar region to actively participate in development process especially women and youth, enabled VISHVAS to focus on overall human development. Vishvas, identifying its role as a facilitator in the development process, envisions to “Create equitable society and active participation of weaker section of society in development process of the country”. It believes in an integrated, long term, programmatic approach to bring about sustainable change within communities. Vishvas Sansthan established in 1992, is registered under Societies Act 1880. VISHVAS is working with over 8,000 below poverty line households and facilitated formation and capacity building of women self help groups (SHG’s) and community interest groups (CIG’s). Experience in working with women and artisans have led VISHVAS to experiment and innovate on producing and marketing simple products made out of scrap textile wastes, men and women apparel products; and Meenakari products. VISHVAS has a fully functional production cum training centers in rural areas in Rajsamand and Udaipur Districts; and a central production cum training unit in VISHVAS Sansthan’s office in Udaipur.