The ECO Kitchen (Enhancing Community Opportunities) will expand entrepreneurship opportunities to 100 vulnerable women to set up food retail carts thereby improving their income generating skills.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There is a link between poverty, alcohol consumption and domestic abuse. In patriarchal indian households, women are often the target of violence. Eventhough children are not directly abused, the money which could be used for their education and care is misappropriated on drugs or alcohol. The project provides income generating skills and employment opportunities to women either victims of domestic violence, spouses of drug users or women who care for someone living with HIV or other diseases.
How will this project solve this problem?
By selling food at friendly price, women bring money home and food security in the community. They are also able to afford education and care to their kids, which leads to increase their self-esteem, empowerment feelings and ability to prevent abuse.
Potential Long Term Impact
We will reach 100 more women to develop their entrepreneurship and empowerment to allow them to save money and access to a bank account and loans and finally to reach financial independance to offer a proper livelihood to their family.
Total Funding Received to Date: $23,242
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $16,758
Total Funding Goal: $40,000