By earning an income, women gain a lot of confidence, independence and pride. It also improves their situation and that of their families who are often struggling to survive. Women are powerful breadwinners and once catalysed into income generation activities can achieve remarkable things.
Encourage Regular Saving and Credit -
ACF regularly highlights the importance of regular savings and how saving a small amount by each person every month becomes large capital at group level. ACF also provides regular inputs for initiating internal lending as well as importance of making regular payments. ACF facilitates grading of SHGs on their performance for accessing loans from banks and for fulfilling their members' credit requirements.
Support Income Generation Activities -
ACF provides support for the identification of income generation activities for rural women through SHGs by helping them to understand and realise what skills they have and what the market needs. Based on that, income generating activities are identified and ACF provides need-based training and handholding support to women engaged in them.
WAY PAVED FOR EDUCATION
Chanda Ramgirwar of Hardona khurd village Chandrapur, bucked societal trends and family pressure when she sent her two daughters to study high school. She created community uproar when she sent them for College! But the homemaker turned entrepreneur didn't care, and was committed to giving her girls the opportunity that she never had as a child. "It created a lot of problems in the village for us all - but…Read more
WOMEN AS BREADWINNERS
Today, Sangita, Poonam and Varsha Bharga bring in Rs 30,000 per month to support their family of 7 after the loss of their father, who passed away in 2014, leaving the family with 12 years of health related debt, and no income source. In order to survive, the mother and sisters opted for daily labour earning just 50 rupees/day. While working as labourer, Sangeeta got to know about SEDI. Hopeful…Read more