Women Entrepreneurs, Farmers and Leaders









Tamil Nadu

Stories from Grassroots Women


Swayam Shikshan Prayog receives the Equator Prize on Sept 17, 2017 from UNDP at New York

21st Sep 2017

Godavari Dange and Kamal Kumbhar our grassroots women leaders and farmers from Maharashtra were in New York together with Naseem Shaikh from Swayam Shikshan Prayog. They received the Equator Prize 2017 award from Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator in a gala event hosted by the Equator Initiative partnership on September 17, 2017 at New York. We were among 15 winners from 12 countries.

Women Transforming India 2017

29th Aug 2017

Kamal Kumbhar, a serial entrepreneur from Swayam Shikshan Prayog wins NITI Aayog’s Women Transforming India, 2017 Award Kamal Kumbhar (37), a dynamic grassroots leader from SSP received the prestigious `Women Transforming India 2017’ award from Ms. Pooja Thakur, Wing Commander, Indian Air Force at the Award Ceremony held on 29th August, 2017 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The award was launched by NITI Aayog, in partnership with United Nations in India and MyGov. Press Information Bureau, Government of India, NITI Aayog -

SSP is declared as winner of Equator Prize 2017 by UNDP

30th Jun 2017

Swayam Shikshan Prayog is one of the 15 winners of Equator Prize 2017 by UNDP. SSP has been selected from 806 nominations from 120 countries for its women led climate resilient agro-ecological farming model and entrepreneurship and has empowered more than 72,000 women in the Marathwada region of India.