The overall objective of the Rural Women’s Development and Empowerment Project is to strengthen processes that promote economic development of women/girls and create an environment for social change. The specific objectives are to:
=> Establish women’s self-help groups (SHGs).
=> Sensitize and strengthen the institutional capacity of support agencies to proactively address women’s needs.
=> Increase the incomes of poor women.
=> Develop linkages between SHGs and lending institutions to ensure women’s access to credit financing.
=> Improve access to better health care, education and drudgery reduction facilities.
The project will pursue its objectives through the following components:
a) institutional capacity building for women’s development;
b) establish support mechanisms for women managed income generating activities;
c) establish mechanisms to access social programs and leverage funds for community assets creation; and d) provide effective project management systems.