Through this project, Soceo transferred its expertise in the area of entrepreneurship and gender equality to women in self-help-groups in the Sundarbans in India.
Soceo initially customized the training material and consequently trained two selected women from 23 women groups. The women then in turn trained their fellow group members and undertook selected activities. For example, they conducted market visits following Soceo’s tested method to identify potential entrepreneurial ideas. Afterwards, the groups met with representatives from different governmental bodies to get more information about available support schemes. The results of the project were captured in a review workshop and its findings were shared with five local organizations.
The project has been designed by Soceo and implemented in collaboration with a local NGO.