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ACCESS Development Services, with support from International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), is implementing a women’s economic empowerment project titled “GramyaShakti II”. The project is being implemented in the states of Rajasthan, Odisha and West Bengal with 1,000 women participants.

Under the project, ADS is building the technical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills of participating women and helping in setting up of women-only producer companies. These producer companies will procure, process and market a variety of spices and spice-based products to cater to different market segments.

The project also entails providing packaging, branding and marketing support to the women-run enterprises and creating an umbrella brand to help them get highest value of their products by targeting branded market segments.

Current Projects :

As part of the GramyaShakti II project, ACCESS Development Services staff during a survey at Raipali village in Kandhamal district of Odisha.

Survey at Raipali village

Project Name: GramyaShakti II
Project Location:West Bengal, Odisha and Rajasthan
Supported by: 3ie

ACCESS Development Services, with support from International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), is implementing a women’s economic empowerment project titled “GramyaShakti II”. The project is being implemented in the states of Rajasthan, Odisha and West Bengal with 1,000 women participants.

Under the project, ADS is building the technical, entrepreneurial and leadership skills of participating women and helping in setting up of women-only producer companies. These producer companies will procure, process and market a variety of spices and spice-based products to cater to different market segments.

The project also entails providing packaging, branding and marketing support to the women-run enterprises and creating an umbrella brand to help them get highest value of their products by targeting branded market segments.


Project Name: Women Kirana
Location: Lucknow and Kanpur
Number of Beneficiaries: 3000
Goals of SAMRIDDHI project are envisaged as:

 

·         Economic empowerment and financial wellbeing of women-kirana owners

·         Enhance women’s agency and decision-making in household and business

Samriddhi aims to enhance social and economic empowerment of women by building their capacities to successfully own and manage operations of small retail (kirana) businesses, access financial and digital payment services and strengthen their agency in household and business decisions.

SAMRIDDHI attempts to break the barriers of economic exclusion for women in India. The Project will primarily focus on women engaged in small Kirana business and hone their skills, capacities and capabilities to help them manage their enterprises better.


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Project Name: Upscaling Enterprise: Taking off with BuddhiMoney
Project Location: Rajasthan
Supported by: Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Project Name: Building Financial Capabilities with BuddhiMoney
Project Location: Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
In partnership with HSBC India.

Project Name: Project Kirana
Project Location: Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat
Supported by: Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth


Location : Gurugram
Supported by :  Citi Foundation


Location :  Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
Supported by : Multiple partners (Government of Assam, SIDBI, HSBC)


Project Name: Formation of Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs)
Location: Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal
Supported by: Small Farmers’ Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC)


Project Name: Self-Reliance and Livelihoods for Refugees
Location: National Capital Region of Delhi
Supported by: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Project Name: Dharashakti
Location: Rajasthan
Supported by: Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)


Project Name: Jeevika
Location: Rajasthan
Supported by: HSBC


Project Name: Pink City Rickshaw Company
Location: Rajasthan
Supported by: HSBC


Project Name: Strengthening of Producer Company in Agri Value Chain Commodities
Location: Rajasthan
Supported by: Rabobank


Project Name: The ATMA (Agriculture Technology Management Activity) Initiative
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Supported by: Department of Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development


Project Name: Improving Market Access through Farmer Producer Organization
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Supported by: Voluntary Services Organization (VSO)


Project Name: SFAC (Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium) – NFSM (National Food Security Mission) FPO Project
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Supported by: SFAC (Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium)


Project Name: Sustainable Livelihood Enhancement by NTFP
Location: Madhya Pradesh
Supported by: State Rural livelihoods Mission (SRLM), Madhya Pradesh


Project Name: Cluster Intervention for Bhagalpur Power Loom Cluster
Location: Bihar
Supported by: SIDBI


Project Name: Value Chain and Market Linkages Support for the State of Odisha
Location: Odisha
Supported by: Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM)