From the Desk of Chief Executive Officer


Self-Employment Voluntary Association (SEVA) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. It is absolutely secular in nature without any discrimination of cast, creed, community and religion. It believes in unity in diversity and is a totally voluntary organization dedicated to the cause of bringing about a positive change in the society towards inclusive growth and overall development through peoples’ participation.


The association was established on 12th January, 1991 and was formally registered under the Societies Registration Act, Manipur on 13th February the same year 1991 the association is also registered under the Foreign Contribution and Regulation Act (FCRA), 1976 on 14th December 2004 and also under 12A of Income Tax Act 1961 on 21st June 2010.

Dr. Kh. Chinglen Singh
Chief Executive Officer
National & International Awardee

The ground reality of establishing the association was the ever-increasing problem of unemployment in the state and the consequences related to it. To address the problem and create a conducive society for the educated youth specially the rural educated but unemployed by providing them the provision of Self Employment generation with a firm believe on “Teach how to catch fish instead of giving fish” to improve the socio-economic condition of the poor women of BPL in the state by improving their income is one of the most important objective of SEVA, Manipur. The main objective includes bringing about socio-economic development and peaceful co-existence and non-violence society in the areas where the association operates.


With reference to a consensus resolution of the general body resolved in 2007, SEVA Manipur in the year 2009 started its Micro Finance venture in an around Imphal with a small portfolio. The association soon became one of the leading NGO/MFI specially in mobilizing and formation of SHGs & JLGs.


SEVA, thus believes that empowerment of women and children can be realized only when there is economic and social stability where their decision-making powers are enhanced. Therefore, SEVA in its attempt give thrust to enhanced livelihood support and educational loan support to the bright but poor students. Last but not the least I would like to appeal to all too kindly extend their co-operation and support towards us so that we can give you the best we have. Without the valuable co-operation and support the association will not be able to march ahead but SEVA was, is and will be there for you always.