Adivasis families live in conditions of extreme poverty and over-indebtedness.
Self-help groups for women and mothers are community savings programs promoting internal loans.
Women are trained and supported by our social workers, especially for setting up income-generating activities (e.g. raising small livestock, village grocery, tailoring shop) and for their demands to the government. After one year of participation in these self-help groups, the CIAO KIDS Foundation gives them, under certain conditions, a matching grant doubling their savings.
These meetings are also a platform for raising awareness and exchanging on themes such as health, hygiene, agriculture or the education of children. The opportunity also to follow a training in tailoring, literacy, agriculture, etc.
Our objective is to make these women financially independent, to give them confidence in themselves and in their capacities, to help them take control of their lives and build their future. The ultimate goal is to bring a successful economic effect and social change that benefits the entire community.