Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP)
SUB SECTOR: Empowerment
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 20 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location: 2,000 villages in 14 rural districts
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Sustainable community development by empowering grassroots women as leaders and entrepreneurs.
Supported by:
Government, USAID, Huairou Commission, MISEREOR, Habitat for Humanity, Tata Trust, Godrej, Vodafone.
Key Trustees:
Prema Gopalan; Adolph Furtado
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.5% Highest: 98.7% Lowest: 52.8%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs10 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs1,000 as general donation
  • Rs5,000 as general donation
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Empowerment of women as leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) aims to promote empowerment of women as leaders and entrepreneurs through self-help groups, social enterprises and community led initiatives. SSP acts as a facilitator of women leaders to manage savings, credit and micro-businesses, address local risk, and build community resilience.
  • They serve marginalized communities through a fraternity of self-help groups, a microfinance institution that offers financial services to women-led businesses, rural schools of entrepreneurship for women, and a market aggregator that offers dedicated services to last-mile business women. They offer skills training, clean energy training, livelihood generation, disaster management, microfinance, rural marketing and health-enhancing opportunities to rural women.
  • Impact: i) Improved quality of life to over one million low-income households. ii) 7,500+ women trained as entrepreneurs with 33% increase in their annual income. iii) 44,000+ women accessed Rs666 millions of micro-loans. iv) 1,200+ clean energy entrepreneurs. vi) 33% increase in personal hygiene & community sanitation.
6 cr
6 cr
Source : Audit Report 2017
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