What We've Accomplished
Vocational Training for 100,000 Women
To equip economically vulnerable women with the skills and means to set up cottage industries, more than 6,000 self groups for women across India and 1,000 groups in the nearby Andaman Islands have been established.
Microcredit Loans Get Them Started
So far, ETW has helped 3,500 of these groups receive microcredit loans -- benefitting more than 60,000 families.
Life & Accident Insurance to Protect their Family's Future
Every member of the self help groups has been enrolled in a plan with the Life Insurance Corporation of India. As part of the agreement, the insurance company also provides scholarships to 15% of the policyholder's children. Each year, these scholarships will rotate, so every family can benefit.
Ammachi Labs Women Empowerment Program
The WE Project was funded jointly by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and Amrita University. During an 18-month period (2012-2014),the WE Project offered computerized Vocational Education and Training(cVET) and Life Enrichment Education (LEE), to women with low levels of literacy living in remote and impoverished communities, reached 3,136 women in the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu plus over 900 in other states totaling over 4000 women. Read More