Based in Dibrugarh, SEWA is a voluntary non-governmental organization that formed on June 28th, 2000 to serve the most marginalized communities in Assam. SEWA’s mission in Assam is to create opportunities for community development through sustained social mobilization interventions, targeting both men and women.
By working to promote the socioeconomic interests of women, SEWA has ensured a greater degree of economic, social and intellectual empowerment and true improvements in the physical quality of life for households throughout Assam. Besides CHAI, SEWA works on social safeguard of socially vulnerable communities, assist in involuntary resettlement, addressing issues of flooding and river erosion, community-based disaster risk reduction and management for natural disasters, family counselling, and HIV/AIDS health services for high-risk groups. As such, SEWA has historically been extensively familiar with the social issues of this region besides CHAI’s beneficiaries.