Why, What and HowPROJECT DESCRIPTION: Empowement of the Dalit women through Economic self Reliance was initiated by our organization in one of the coastal villages of Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. It involves revising the Self Help Groups (SHGs) of the village and training them in income generating trades such as collective farming, tailoring and embroidery, basket making, detergent cake making, pickle and cookies making. We have selected ten self help groups with 15 women in each group i.e 150, Dalit women of the village Voleru, of Battiprolu Mandal of Guntur district and given them training in all the above six income generating activities the women will be trained by special instructors and trainers.
Empowerment of Dalit women through Economic self reliance – is the main objective of the project. Also, we seek to bring about unity among the Dalit and oppressed women and to poster collective efforts by them to get liberated from poverty exploitation, oppression, illiteracy and backwardness.
EXPECTED PROJECT RESULTS: 150 Dalit women of Voleru village and their families will become farmers and skilled entrepreneurs by undergoing training and taking up income generating activities. They will be empowered to liberate themselves and their families from poverty and backwardness.