CmF was conceptualized as a resource agency for development of quality institutions and strong livelihoods in Rajasthan. CmF supports building self-sustainable people's institution, facilitating linkages with formal financial institutions for livelihood development, comprehensive risk mitigation through micro insurance, access of poor to social security schemes, community based mutual and building livelihoods around sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry and non-farm sector.

CmF has developed the off line and online SHG MIS software with comprehensive analytical reports to measure performance of SHGs is being used by the state government in Western Rajasthan and by NGOs in other states.

CmF has given sector a package of resource materials for the capacity building of SHG institutions and livelihood farmers. The training resources - Saksham, Aadhar, Disha, Samiksha and Manthan are widely used by government and NGOs for SHG capacity building. Livelihood resource material such as package of practices, disease controland so on.

As resource organization CmF has extended its technical support for implementation of different programmes in the state of Rajasthan.

Sakh se Vikas (SSV): The Sakh se Vikas initiative is seeded by Tata Trusts in 2003, CmF is the nodal agency to provide technical support since 2007. Major highlights of the programme are:

-   High investment in capacity building of SHGs and Federations

-   Focus on operational cost coverage by SHG members for sustainability

-   Building linkages with banks for credit

As the nodal agency of the SSV, CmF in its initial years focused on facilitating bank linkages for SHGs promoted under SSV. Bankers' orientation programmes in respective project districts and one to one dialogues with banks were undertaken to convince bankers' of the quality of SHGs under SSV and enable credit linkages. CmF also took the lead in facilitating cross-learning on best practices among federations and streamlining processes of SHG audit and self-grading, business planning etc.

Learnings and best practices emerging from the SSV initiatives are scaled up by collaborating with the State Government under special poverty alleviation programmes like MPoWeR, NRLM and RRLP ETC. With NRLM taking the lead nationally in SHG programmes, most SSV federations have now forged partnership with NRLM& expended SHG membership to saturate their villages.

Mitigating Poverty in Western Rajasthan (MPoWeR): MPoWeR is a special poverty alleviation project of the Rajasthan Government in the six most backward blocks of six western districts of Rajasthan. The project is supported by International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), State Government and Tata Trusts. CmF helped design and implement agriculture and goat based livelihoods through adopting a cluster based approach which has been scaled up to benefit over 44,000 families.

Livelihood Promotion with Self Help Group: After successful completion of Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Priyojna (MKSP), with partnership of State Rural Livelihood Mission- RGAVP, CmF has initiated livelihood promotion of 14 project blocks of MKSP and 6 other blocks with a focus on enabling 50,000 SHG members to adopt improved agriculture practices. Value addition through processing and collective marketing is also a key component.