Value Chain Association

The ultimate objective of this project is the empowerment of women at the grassroots level. Value Chain associations are income-generating projects for the women in the Self Help Group (SHG). Part of their profit is rotated, interest free, among them every 6 months with the aim is to help them expand and grow their small businesses. The members are engaged in cottage industries such as preparation and packeting of food items such as ground spices, snacks & sweets, Palmyrah leaf weaving (bags, mats etc), tailoring, farming, poultry etc. VCA loans also enable them to package and market their products in local markets.