Time Frame- The project time span is three years from August 2012 - August 2015 covering a total of 100 villages in 3 blocks of Almora district in Uttarakhand benefitting 1500 women.
Project Focus- The project aims at:
Institution building at the local level which would be owned, controlled and managed by poor women
from the trade and supported by SEWA. The institution would gain support from SEWA in organizing more women workers, building the managerial capacity, requisite linkages and associations for skill building and access to credit and exploring a viable markets for the products.
Capacity and Skill Development strategy- One of the major components of any programme initiated by SEWA is capacity building. SEWA Bharat would undertake regular community meetings with women beneficiaries from the project and train them on SEWA’s ideology, the importance of unionizing and collective strength, motivation for leadership development and information on government functioning and rights based knowledge. Trade related skill building would be taken up on institution building, effective enterprise management, market knowledge and access and technical updates through exposure visits. Women members would benefit from technical trainings from agricultural universities, Organic Certification Boards, Krishi Anusandhan Kendras and RUDI (SEWA Farmers’ enterprise), Gujarat, Ruaab Producers’ Company in Delhi.
Capacity building and skill development would be integrated in the project as a separate activity throughout the course of three years.