Income Generation Programs

Promoting Income Generation Programs

For decades the rural women in India have been subject to lots of domestic work, without realizing that they too have a chance to expand into other areas.

Initially women are reluctant to come for trainings, but once they realize the opportunities available, they eagerly attend the skill training programs. Learning an additional skill means an additional family income and a way out of the miserable daily routine.

Once the women have learned how to administer a group and how to deal with internal loans, she is assisted by PALM 2 to approach a local bank or microfinance institution. After a rating process she is approved for a loan. With the loan she is able to generate an income through the learned skill either in handicrafts, tailoring, food processing or agriculture.

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