Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women

by Prime Educational and Social Trust
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Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women
Microcredit Marvels: Empowering Women

Project Report | Oct 7, 2020
Help to start micro-credit program

By S.M. Arasu | Founder Director

Summary

This project aims to empower at least 100 women start or expand small businesses of their own by providing micro-credit loans or grants.

Challenge

It is observed in the community that bringing people out of poverty cannot be done through charitable efforts alone and time has gone. It requires empowering disenfranchised groups to become self-reliant. Women, in particular, face a range of societal ills that puts them at a distinct disadvantage. For example, alcoholism, low literacy rates, limited employment opportunities, predatory lending and the resulting "debt trap" restrict women from having an expendable income, let alone start small businesses of their own. The women do not have an opportunity to take a decision in her family and it restricts with men.

Solution

Through this project, Prime Trust provides small grants or loans (free or low interest) to women pursuing small businesses of their own. This includes support to expand their business also. Awarding of loans and grants will be based on established small businesses or clearly outlined new ideas. Prime Trust already has a fair-trade store in Puducherry that sells products that are made by women from our self-help groups. These women have voiced their need for additional funding to expand their businesses.

Long-Term Impact

This project empowers women to become self-reliant and self-sustaining. It gives them the financial independence that they rightfully deserve. Additionally, there are added opportunities for employment opened. They are also able to meet other small business owners through our Akshaya store meetings. This ability to form networks with other women gives them access to support systems and safety nets that they otherwise would not have within their own families.

Updates

During this pandemic period, the project is not taking place in a full-fledged manner. The project will take up in a great way once the lock-down is relaxed.

Resources

http://www.primetrust.org
https://www.facebook.com/Akshyaconfederation

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Organization Information

Prime Educational and Social Trust

Location: Puducherry - India
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Twitter: @Prime_Trust
Project Leader:
Savarinathan Maria Arasu
Puducherry , Puducherry India
$59,049 raised of $100,000 goal
 
823 donations
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