Livelihood for 500 Tribal Women in Gujarat

by VIKALP WOMEN'S GROUP

Summary

This project enables livelihood for women in rural Gujarat through Sakhi Sangathan, a women's collective, which grows, buys and sells its own farm produce at profit in a male dominated market.
$3,057.09
total raised
31
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

Vikalp works with Sakhi Sangathan (SS), comprised of poor women from 22 villages, in Tilakwada, one of the least-developed areas of Gujarat. Lack of gainful employment compounds poverty and hunger. Illiteracy restricts employability. Women learn farming methods; livelihood is possible if farming skills are conjoined with marketing. With revolving funds, SS can buy cotton and grain and sell products for a profit, which can then be shared among the women and reinvested into the collective.

Solution

Provide capital to 500 women in tribal group to buy and store cotton and grain, then sell these at profit. Support women with trainings on farming, driving, banking and management. Include more women with time to raise profit and income.

Long-Term Impact

This project creates sustainable livelihoods for 500 women - and many more as the project progresses -by increasing their incomes, business skills, and social awareness. This will benefit the women individually, their families, and their community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.vikalpwomengroup.com

Organization Information

VIKALP WOMEN'S GROUP

Location: Baroda, Gujarat - India
Project Leader:
Indira Pathak
Managing Trustee
Baroda, Gujarat India

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