Supported by ONGC, Hazira –Surat Gujarat

With an aim to promote a thorough understanding of entrepreneurship as a vital rural economic development strategy, and to give practitioners, locally elected officials and residents the training tools to undertake entrepreneurial action in their rural communities through which they can earn their livelihood.

The Rural Entrepreneurship strives to be the focal point for efforts to stimulate and support private and public entrepreneurship development in communities throughout rural India by supporting practice-driven research and evaluation and facilitating shared learning among practitioners, researchers and policy makers. To encourage entrepreneurship development as an effective route to building prosperous, dynamic, and sustainable rural economies.

This project will enhance the various skills to the SHGs through trainings and make them a skilled entrepreneur. This project will bring and build the capacities of women and men in the community, which will produce the self employed entrepreneurs.

Objectives of the project:

  • To form SHGs and train them for the income generation activities. Sustain them by skill up gradation of selling products and production of qualitative goods.
  • To create awareness on Accounting.
  • To create awareness on various financial institutions.
  • To enhance capacity of leaders and members to spread SHG concept and its importance to non-participating women.
  • To build the communities and formation of village leader groups.
  • To bring awareness about the government schemes and strengthen the SHGs to access the benefit of it.
  • Teach them to generate income through various entrepreneurship programs.
  • To form, train and link the activities of SHGs with other government agencies, NGOs and other sectors of development.
  • To train them to be a skilled entrepreneur to earn their livelihood.
  • To teach them the innovative ideas for their economic growth, their sustainable development and to sustain them in a competitive market.

Achievements so far

  • There were seven non- functional SHGs in Dolara village. They are now willing to work with us and are enthused about the programme.
  • Two new SHGs (Self Help Groups) are formed of 16 and 17 women each. They are named as (1) ShreeJi Mahila Mandal, Singi-Vyara. (2) Sai Mahila Mandal, Singi-Vyara.
  • Each individual saves Rs.30 per month.
  • Women have started taking initiative-Leadership and making decision owns their own.

The project administrator of TSP office, Songadh Mr. Modi Surendra has agreed to support financially the Project on “Making of Low Cost Sanitary Napkins disposable Pads”.