One notable initiative focuses on empowering socially and economically disadvantaged women through the Women Empowerment Program.
This program offers vocational skill-based training in various fields such as sewing, embroidery, catering, and beautician practice, empowering women to become self-reliant. Additionally, supplementary livelihood training is provided in areas like self-defense, gender equity, banking, budgeting, and finance, equipping women with the skills and knowledge needed to lead dignified lives and gain recognition in society.
The impact of this program extends beyond the individual beneficiaries. As women gain skills and financial independence, they can better support their families and provide education for their children, contributing to the improvement of the socio-economic status of the broader community and fostering GDP growth in the country. With skill-based training, each woman can generate a monthly income of INR 6,000, translating to an annual income of INR 72,000. Over the next 30 years, this cumulative income for a single woman can amount to approximately INR 20.16 million (nearly US$ 29,000). When considering the combined income of 8,000 such women, it totals nearly 17.2 billion (nearly US$ 2.293 million). This represents a substantial Social Return on Investment (SROI), highlighting the significant positive impact of these initiatives on both individuals and society as a whole.