Digital Learning Platform in Rural India.
Boosting Entrepreneurship by providing working capital and training programs to rural women in post COVID19 economy.
COVID-19 and the lockdown have decimated incomes and threaten the food security of India's rural population.
Nearly one-quarter of India’s population lives below the poverty line and up to a half a billion people are employed in the informal sector, getting by on daily and weekly earnings.
The situation will worsen as the economy will experience a major job cut and unemployment will rise to unprecedented levels.
Investing in grassroots women’s entrepreneurship and their networks is where we need to focus our attention. Now more than ever.
First, investing in women’s networks builds grassroots resilience, protects the vulnerable and allows innovative ground-up solutions to emerge. Our approach has been to focus on women’s entrepreneurship by providing working capital and training programmes. As women run businesses, and earn and control more income, they become decision-makers in their families and communities. This encourages other women to do the same.