THI firmly believes that women empowerment through knowledge and economics is one of the key ways for helping them hold their head high. Other than the fast growing Craft Initiative – Porgai, and farming, women have also organised to form Self-Help Groups whose primary aim is entrepreneurship and the savings element is secondary. Over the years, we have been able to mobilise loans from government agencies for the advancement of their activities. They have organised to form a larger Society of more than 200 women now involved in these activities. This will help them to leverage more financial support for their activities and for marketing their produce.
Women have also been helped to avail of soft loans from organisation like NABARD, Friends of Women World Bank and Rang De. This was to mainly get into animal husbandry as an adjunct to farming. They have also been supplied chickens on loan, not only as an income generating activity, but as an additional protein supplement in their backyard.