The Samhita Development Network is an affiliation of development institutions serving disadvantaged communities with a full range of essential social services. Member institutions each focus on the delivery of a specific service from among economic, educational, environmental and health interventions. They share a common management platform founded on best management practices, a common appropriate technology platform built upon free and open source technologies, and common values built on the belief in the right to life with dignity. Samhita specializes in service delivery across remote and dispersed communities.
Our work is presently focused across Central & North India, in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh & Bihar. The Samhita Development Network currently comprises of 3 organizations:
- Samhita Community Development Services is the economic arm of the network. It was registered as a not-for-profit section-25 (now Section-8) company in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on September 28, 2007. SCDS specializes in delivery of microfinance and microenterprise services, and web-enabled common markets for poor communities.
- eCubeH Research Labs is the technology arm of the network. It was registered as a private limited company in New Delhi on August 31, 2009, with its registered office moved to Bhopal, MP on February 11, 2021. eCubeH exclusively uses free and open source technologies in providing software, engineering and social technology solutions to poor communities.
- Samhita Development Network is the social arm of the network. It was registered as a not-for-profit section-25 (now Section-8) company in Delhi on July 15, 2011, with its registered office moved to Bhopal, MP on December 4, 2020. SDN works among poor communities in the areas of health, education and the environment.
Read on about the underlying architecture of the network.