Lucknow Mahila Sewa Trust
Welcome to Lucknow Mahila Sewa Trust
Mahila Sewa Trust started its operations under guidance of Sewa, Ahmedabad in 1988 and was officially registered under the societies registration Act of 1860 and in Article 18 of 1882 as a trust.

Lucknow Mahila SEWA Trust (LMST) seeks to promote self-initiative enterprises and local self-governance. It endeavours to build a system that encourages solidarity and participation of the poor and the marginalized. LMST is a non-profit, non-governmental civil society organisation, which believes in participatory approaches and practices participatory methodologies for empowering the self-employed women. Over the year LMST has developed distinctive identity, which is closely related, the needs of the area where it operates.


The vision of the organization is the attainment of self reliance among poor women working in the informal sector, through the process of optimum utilization of available resources and a participatory approach.


LMST is driven by the mission of uplifting the informal sector and the deprived and disadvantaged section of the society, with a particular emphasis on underprivileged women of rural/urban slum areas.
Our members are rural and urban poor women. The membership profile includes women workers engaged in trades like street vending, home based workers (Agarbatti and Embroidery workers, clay work, readymade garment, weaving), and manual laborers and service providers (construction workers, waste pickers, agricultural laborers, and domestic workers). We have so far given shape to our mission through various schemes and programmes that have been micro designed and tailored to meet the needs of particular samples in the demography. For instance:
LMST bank has achieved financial viability for many years now, while the other cooperatives are steadily moving towards this.
  • Micro Finance Programme:We run Micro Finance Programme for the women workers in three districts of UP Currently there is a huge gap between the demand and supply of financial resources for women workers. LMST tries to fulfill the saving and credit needs of its members by offering them financial support.
  • Sustainable Employment LMST is actively working to achieve its goal of providing complete employment to its members.
  • Supportive Services like Social Security and Costruction Worker Welfare Board
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