Shrimad Rajchandra Women Empowerment Programme empowers the rural women with sustainable living by making snacks, decorative articles and handmade products that are sold under the ‘Raj Amrut’, ‘Raj Kruti’ and ‘Raj Saurabh’ labels.
Shrimad Rajchandra Mahila Gruha Udyog was launched under the Shrimad Rajchandra Women Empowerment Programme to empower rural women by providing them with employment opportunities leading to social acceptance and financial independence.
A woman plays a pivotal role in her family, and society at large. Her upliftment is the cornerstone for any significant development of society. However, discrimination against women is rife in rural Indian society. Underprivileged women of India are subjected to poverty, low education and poor health. The challenges for women who are widowed at a young age are especially daunting, as these women not only have to take care of their families, but earn a livelihood as well. In the midst of lack of formal education and requisite skills, a need was felt to help these women earn an honest living, which would harness their existing skillsets and provide livelihood support.
Shrimad Rajchandra Mahila Gruha Udyog has made significant strides in making many women self-reliant. In order to provide a boost to their aspirations and support the rapid growth of this project, we expanded their workplace to include an enhanced kitchen area along with a work and storage area.
We also encourage the overall development of women of the Mahila Gruha Udyog by conducting the following activities:
- Participation at exhibitions and NGO events to showcase the product range.
- Special outings to places of interest.
- Development support of new products for expanding the product offering.