This program enables women to combine their domestic responsibilities withe generation. It promotes livelihoods and entrepreneurial intiatives in the sluml/village. By wonderful products produced by our community, you will directly increasing their financial health and enabling their aspirations.Many residents of Godda District lack the skills needed to be successful in the job market. There are many residents who have not completed high school and have the resources to obtain vocational training to be competitive in the job market. Some older adults also need to update their skills in areas such as computeres and English that are necessary in the Indian economy. many women.
Over the years the HEARDS Project has learnde that it is not enough to teach women a skill alone. The objective of the thrift and cerdit program is to reduce dependency on money lenders by developing the habit of saving among poor women, building thrift and credit groups and increasing savings and status of women in the communit. The program organizes village/slum women in groups. These grops will collect the savings and disburse them as loans according to rules determined by the group members. Mambers are trained in book keeping and bank transaction. For many of them it is the first time they have visited a bank. Currently the program has approximately 240 members. Almost 190 members have taken loans for a variety of purposes such as illness, improvement of housing stack enterprise have taken loans for a variety of purposes such as illness, improvement of housing stock, enterprise development.
We customize life related basic education and life skills for dropout / illiterate adolescents/ women and strive to improve the school education system
A system of micro planning of each adolescent learner to assess their educational/ life skills status and progress (on 14 parameters), has been developed. It is done for all the learners every four months.
Customized quality training, workshops and orientation programmes for adolescents and youth, women, village teachers, elected local resource mobilization and non – formal teaching methodologies.
The 2200 poor women who are members of 200 self help groups (SHG). Out of the 200 SHGs, 95% have their savings account in nationalized banks.
We encourage citizens to meet up with the basic necessities – food, clothing, health, education and livelihood – of the most marginalized families.
Detailed livelihood mapping for 847 BPL families (living below the poverty line) whose adolescent children study in the village learning centre in 50 villages.