The Gudibanda Programme grew to cover 2,238 families in 68 villages in the last 6 months, with the addition of 2 new village CSUs and decrease of 38 Member Coolie families.
The figures include 2 town CSUs and 10 villages which are technically not in Gudibanda, but whose location, road links, market contacts and other affinities fall within the taluk. At the end of 3 years, we have achieved almost total coverage, except for 8-10 villages where it is not viable to operate a sponsorship scheme and children’s programme.
The last 6 months saw a dip in Member families per village in spite of an increase in the number of villages. Population coverage dropped from 39% to 34%.
The all-women town CSUs resulted in a huge rise in women membership from 12% to 16%.