Udyogini means woman entrepreneur. Udyogini works with poor, mainly illiterate women to improve their skills as producers and their knowledge of the markets they operate in, so as to ensure long-term returns.
Our mission is to provide customized quality business development services to enable women to enhance their income, access better education and health services for their children with a special focus on girls.
We aim to reach 100,000 poor women directly by 2020!
Skill & Entrepreneurship Training
The Skill and Enterprise Training (SET) helps to build Knowledge, attitude, aptitude and skills of the participants around business idea generation, feasibility, planning, business costing, pricing and assessing of Break Even Point, market negotiation.
Udyogini provides business counseling services to its internal and external stakeholders to identify, promote, upscale and monitor the enterprises.
Udyogini provides market linkage support for understanding the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion) of the market to both internal and external stakeholders.
Udyogini supports grassroot stakeholders to nurture community institutions comprising entirely of women from the community and managed by them. The institution building exercise comprises of assessment of various institutional options.
Financial linkages for enterprises through a range of opportunities is explored by Udyogini and implemented as per the needs of the enterprises
Udyogini understands that while engaging women in entrepreneurial activity it is important to provide social security support comprising of health and education.
NTFP – LAC
We transform lives of rural tribal women through lac value chain. Lac, a high value natural secreted resin extracted from an insect has many applications in paint, electrical automotive etc. We help women earn sustainably through lac farming and other allied activities.
AGRICULTURE & ALLIED SERVICES
Growth in agriculture has the potential to reduce poverty and improve health, as agriculture is still the dominant economic activity in India. We enhance women’s involvement in agriculture-based activities and economically empower and increase their control over resources.
We provide customized business services to help women become self-employed. If poor, marginalized and vulnerable women are provided customized business services (skill, entrepreneurship training, financial and market linkages), then their income significantly increases.
HOW IT WORKS
Rural women given customized business services
Increased women participation in decision making
CHANGES BROUGHT IN WOMEN’s LIVES
Increased male to female income Ratio
Over 60% increase in production
Increase of 40-55% in annual income (Average annual income earned by a lac producer is 40,000-60,000)
Better education and health facilities for children
50% Reduction in domestic violence cases
More women are representing in the village committees
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
Udyogini and ACC have helped in making us united and self-reliant. We want to become member of cooperative and help all members to start any micro enterprise to enhance their family income.
“ I am very much grateful to Udyogini. If it wasn’t their support I would have just been an idle old lady of a house. It was through their continuous support and their belief in me that today I am able to earn some income for myself with all the vigor I have. I am also looking forward to participate in more trainings and learn new skills.“
Udyogini has paved the way for establishing micro enterprises for us.
ANITA SEN MEMORIAL AWARD
The ethos of Udyogini is a fundamental belief in women’s empowerment and capacity to be leaders. The Anita Sen Memorial Award is given annually to disadvantaged women who have overcome odds to build an enterprise that is of direct benefit to them, and have consistently displayed the ideals of Anita Sen, in whose memory the Award was instituted. Anita was Udyogini’s Program Coordinator when she died in a rail accident, in September 2002 on her way back from Udyogini’s program area in Odisha.
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