Women Centric Solar Dryer Food Enterprise Project

Nov 28, 2022

Sitaram Rao Livelihoods India Case Study Compendium 2021

Agro and Food Processing for Advancing Rural Development

Women centric solar dryer enterprise is a livelihood model, focusing on the livelihoods of rural women of Haveli and Daund Taluka in Pune district of Maharashtra. Before understanding the model, one must understand the meaning of livelihood, which basically refers to securing the basic needs for human survival.  Livelihood is defined and factored into a set of activities in which an individual is involved to fulfil his or her needs for existence.  This covers the economic and social wellbeing of the individual. Securing livelihood opportunities for women is one of the many goals of the model. As women in rural areas are deprived of opportunities and chances of improving their living conditions and livelihoods.

In this case study, the major focus is to understand the importance of building capacities and giving opportunities to women in improving their livelihood. The beneficiaries of the case study are women of Self-help groups, who prior to the project intervention, engaged in minimal or no entrepreneurial activities Read more…

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