We provide pathways for women to achieve economic empowerment – by generating incomes, starting new businesses, skilling and accessing government schemes and credit.
We promote the establishment of micro-enterprises to involve women in income generating activities for economic empowerment and self-sustainability.
We mainstream the efforts of women in agriculture and crop development, to ensure they are recognised key contributors in the sector. We empower women to be members and leaders of FPCs, and take decisions for agriculture development initiatives at a village level.
ACF team members are trained on gender approaches and frameworks to ensure gender inclusion in approaches to development. As a result, women’s participation has increased in every sphere of life in ACF villages.
With regular motivation and support, gender stereotypes in skilling are being broken with female trainees enrolling in Welding, Automobile Repair and Electrical trades.
Via SHG promotion, saving and credit we ensure women aren’t trapped in the hands of money lenders or others. Women are taking loans for productive and consumption purposes, and making regular repayments.
The Government is a major player in development, and there are many schemes which are not reaching the community. ACF is playing the role of catalyst and connects beneficiaries to State and Central Government Schemes to avail benefits.
The spare room in Mehra Sheikh’s house has been transformed. It’s become a sanitary pad production centre and it bustles from day to night as women come and go, meeting strict production targets for the new menstrual hygiene product.Know More
In the early 2000s, farmers in the tribal belt on the border of Telangana - Chandrapur were at the mercy of local money lenders, who monopolised the cotton market – often refusing to pay market rates for crops and pushing the already marginal farmers further into poverty.Know More
By encouraging participation of women in Self Help Groups and Women's Federations, and enabling them with key skills for income generation, enterprising rural women are drawing sustainable livelihoods from a diverse range of activities including milk production, goat and chick rearing, knitting and a range of other IG ventures.Know More