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Sakhi Swablamban

An Integrated Model for Building Self-Reliant Communities through Sustainable Livelihoods

Aim: to empower marginalized rural women by enabling them to create community-led and managed business ecosystems with need-based and systematic economic & social solutions that demonstrate scalable and sustainable models of growth.


  1. Enable local & self-reliant livelihood opportunities for rural women through community-led and managed micro-enterprises.
  2. Ensure sustainability and scalability of rural micro-enterprises through developing farm and non-farm product value chains like agriculture, textile, dairy, home furnishing, etc.

The Sakhi Swablamban Process

Expected Impact:

  • Livelihood generation through locally sustainable models of enterprise and low investment businesses
  • Enhancement of family income and improved financial behaviour
  • Better decision making
  • Improvement in quality of life

Impact in Numbers (Till June 2019):

  • 31 Villages covered
  • 31 Drishtee Livelihood Centres (DLCs) established
  • 2 Value Chain Businesses set up
  • 748 Families enrolled in Livelihood Program

Location: Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)



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