Background

Jeevan Bikas Samaj (JBS) is a national level NGO established in 21 September 1997 in order to improve the socio-economic and cultural circumstances of marginalized people. It is a non-partisan, non-political, non-profitable and non-religious organization serving back warded disadvantaged poor community. JBS is initiating awareness through advocacy and strengthening the leadership capability of the poor and disadvantaged groups. To improve livelihood conditions of landless, marginalized and back warded people, JBS is implementing microfinance program and providing its services to the targeted poor people. It has achieved significant outcomes in microfinance service, income generation, women empowerment, community development, human resource development, education, awareness, health and sanitation. JBS is fighting against rural poverty to fulfill its goal to make healthy rural civilization over the period of 14 years since its establishment.

Vision
The vision of JBS is “Poverty free Nepal”.

Mission
The mission of JBS is to enhance quality life of poor people by increasing their access to the resources.

Goal
The goal of JBS is to assist landless, marginalized and back warded people specially women in order to improve their livelihood conditions by providing microfinance service and by implementing community development works.

Objectives
The objectives of JBS are to disburse loan at the grassroots level in order to conduct income-generating activities and to execute education, health and nutrition, sanitation, environment conservation and advocacy programs.

Legal Status and Registered Address

JBS is registered by District Administration Office Morang (Registration No 732/2054), by Social Welfare Council (Affiliation No. 7841) and by Inland Revenue Office Morang (PAN No. 301645869/2061). Similarly, it has been permitted by Nepal Rastra Bank (Central Bank of Nepal) to conduct microfinance services among poor and marginalized households in the society (Permission No. 19/058/2059).

Governance

The supreme authority of JBS is the General Body composes of 32 general members. A Governing Body consisting of nine members is elected from the General Body of the organization. The Governing Body is responsible for the formulation of plan and budget for the programs and projects to be implemented by the organization. The Governing Body evaluates and monitors the implementation of policies through various monitoring tools and visits to the project area.

General Body

A General Body of 32 members governs JBS. It is the highest policy making authority.

Board of Directors

The Executive Board consists of nine members in which the members are elected from the General Body. The Executive Body is responsible for program planning and budget preparation and guides the Executive Director for the implementation of the policies. The Chairperson elected by the General Body heads both the General Body and the Executive Committee. A team of dedicated and selfless volunteers governs JBS.