Realizing that the position of women can be improved only by providing employment opportunities to them, we have selected poorest of the poor women in the area and tried our best to involve them in micro enterprises and help them find economic independence
Market led, financially viable and gender-centric business plans were prepared and the beneficiaries were provided training. This was followed by asset support. A number of destitute women have already started their Micro Enterprises like grocery shop, vegetable selling, phenyl production and selling. Tomato processing units and mushroom units have been set up as collective enterprises by SHGs to produce tomato sauce and mushroom cultivation
“I am now earning Rs 150 -200 everyday and no longer depend on my neighbours and villagers for two square meals,” says Apurva Behera , a fifty year old widow from Thariapattapur village.