Promoting 1000 Women Micro Entrepreneurs on Jute

by Voluntary Association for Peoples Service (VAPS)
Promoting 1000 Women Micro Entrepreneurs on Jute
Promoting 1000 Women Micro Entrepreneurs on Jute
Promoting 1000 Women Micro Entrepreneurs on Jute
Promoting 1000 Women Micro Entrepreneurs on Jute
Promoting 1000 Women Micro Entrepreneurs on Jute
Promoting 1000 Women Micro Entrepreneurs on Jute


Poverty, gender discrimination and exploitation are three major critical factors which undermines women's well being and progress in many developing nations. Statistics shows that Feminisation of poverty is quite alarming In India.This project recognizes self-employment initiatives for poor women must go beyond 'Training and capacity building " This project will mainstream 1000 women technical , financial, marketing, soft skills on eco friendly daily utilities on Jute and cloth bags.

total raised
monthly donors


It has been widely recognized that investing in economic empowerment would result in Gender equality, poverty eradication for women. Despite many entrepreneurship initiatives the convergence rate of women as entrepreneurs is low. Majority of women lack technical skills financial literacy for their business, marketing skills etc. Hence scaling up of womens micro business is always a nightmare. This project aims to train stregthen 1000 underprivilledged women on Jute ,cloth utilities.


Women from underprivileged communities such as SC/STs , single headed women , widows , young girls who dropped out from schools will be identified and preferred for training Mobilisation through media , meetings at slums, towns and villages distribution of pamphlets about the significance of women entrepreneurship /employment and safeguarding the environment A selection committee comprising of any government representatives, funding organisation will be formed for selecting candidates

Long-Term Impact

The proposed social enterprise project on Jute not only consider economic empowerment alone, but also empowering 1000 women more generally-improving their ability to access the fundamental elements of development: happiness, health, education, rights, and social and political participation. Through technical training the project would ensure a overall paradigm shift in reducing women's poverty through employment and self employment

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


Organization Information

Voluntary Association for Peoples Service (VAPS)

Location: Madurai - India
Facebook: Facebook Page
Voluntary Association for Peoples Service (VAPS)
Ela Mathi
Project Leader:
Ela Mathi
Madurai, Tamilnadu India

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in India or in Economic Growth that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.