SRI (Society for Rural Improvement) is a Registered, Non Profit, Tax exempt organization committed to provide socio-economic support to the poorest rural women.  While the short term goals are to supplement the meager resources for subsistence, the long term objectives are Poverty Alleviation, Economic Independence and Social Emancipation of the poorest rural women.  It incorporates the model of Grameen Banking System of Bangladesh with necessary modifications.

Building social assets along with economic assets are very important to achieve any meaningful results in our poverty alleviation efforts.  Empowerment of women is an integral and significant part of it. 

When we empower a woman, we are empowering a family, and thereby society.  Therefore, SRI endevours to focus on the socio-economic development aspects of the poor women.  On the social side, the emphasize is on education, health, sanitation, access to drinking water, eradication of social evils, such as dowry, child labour etc.  On the economic side, SRI is committed to provide collateral free micro-credit for a meaningful income generating activities, and micro-entrepreneurship, economically viable and environmentally sustainable, and eventually guide them to be independent, and be masters of their own destiny, breaking the age old dependency syndrome.
Dr. Prabhakar, Founder of SRI with Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Noble Laureate and Founder of Grameen Banking System of Bangladesh during the Innaugural function of Grameen Trust, India.
Beneficiaries making Areca nut leave product to protect our environment from plastic pollution.  Areca nut leaves are neat, durable, re-usable, economic and eco-friendly .
Dr. Prabhakar and SRI was awarded The Real Heros National Award in the Category of Rural Development for the contribution of socio-economic development of the poor women by CNN IBN in partnership with Reliance Industries.