Tribal families live in conditions of extreme poverty and over-indebtedness.
Self-help groups for women and mothers are community-based credit and savings programs promoting internal loans.
5,500 women have been trained and supported by social workers, especially for setting up income-generating activities (e.g. raising small livestock, village grocery, tailoring shop) and be aware of their entitlements to demand these from the government.
These meetings are also a platform for raising awareness and exchange on themes such as health, hygiene, agriculture or the education of children. Trainings in tailoring, literacy, agriculture are also planned.
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.