Poverty alleviation through women group-based Income Generation in Organic Farming & Production
Poverty alleviation through women group-based Income Generation in Organic Farming & Production skills training is implemented in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The goal of this project is to eradicate poverty by capacitating women as entrepreneurs, encouraging them to start micro business, train women to utilize available resources to make kitchen garden at homes and generate income. The main purpose of this project is to empower the weaker sections of the community in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand is a tribal belt, where the majority of people are living in the underdeveloped areas where people face the challenge of financial stability.
Women from self-help groups were given the trainings on entrepreneurial skills, finance linkages trainings and organic farm and kitchen garden training. These trainings in particular kitchen garden training have helped them to save money and at the same time cater to their nutritional needs. 80% beneficiaries practice agriculture, these women are using the organic methods learned through the trainings in agriculture.
251 active SHG groups are functioning in both the regions.
3059 are benefitting from this ongoing project.
The Don Bosco Network in India comprises of 11 Planning and Development Organisations (PDOs), each dedicated to the development of the Salesian provinces they serve. The Don Bosco network is spread across 29 states and 354 NGOs, reaching more than 10 lakh people.