Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK) is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
It was established in 1993 as an autonomous body under the aegis of the Ministry of Women and Child Development for socio-economic empowerment of Women.
The vision of the programme is to be a financial service and capacity enhancement institution for social and economic empowerment of poor and marginalized women.
The Kosh seeks to enable women to achieve economic independence.
It also strive to go beyond credit delivery and provide services for integrated development centred around the needs of poor women.
Under the programme, RMK acts a facilitating agency wherein it provides loans to Intermediary Micro-financing Organizations (IMO) which on-lend to Self Help Groups (SHGs) and /or individual women.
Objectives of the Kosh :
Socio-economic empowerment through multi-pronged effort
Providing micro-credit facilities
To promote and support schemes for improvement of facilities for credit for women
To demonstrate participatory approaches in the organization of women’s groups for effective utilization of credit resources leading to self-reliance
To sensitize existing government delivery mechanisms and increase the visibility of poor women
To promote and support the expansion of entrepreneurship skills among women among others.