In their journey towards self-reliance, the women face four primary challenges: financial mismanagement, underdeveloped business skills, lack of confidence and leadership and the fact that they live in villages where they can’t access tools freely available in cities.
With Self Shakti Program we are trying many new things which haven’t been done before. Instead of a boring training session, we’ve made it an enjoyable and interactive experience. The sessions reach the women in their own villages and incorporate a combination of activities, role-plays, games and storytelling to make it friendly, especially to the unlettered.
Our future is driven by our vision that improving leadership skills and financial capability among rural women will help them change their behavior towards money and outlook towards life. We want to scale our operations to cover a larger geography as well as greater number of women, so these trained women can become natural influencers to drive behavioral change in their region, leading to attitudinal change.