Impact

• From 2009 to 2018: SSP Consortium of social enterprises facilitated over 1,70,000 women to emerge as responsible farmers, entrepreneurs and community leaders.

• The Group’s combined initiatives have mobilized over Rs 700 million in eight years, benefiting over five million people across underserved and climate threatened areas in Maharashtra, Bihar and other states.

• From 2009 to 2018: The women entrepreneurs launched by SSP has total consumer base of over one million families and cumulative earnings of Rs 20 crores on a monthly basis. These include 55,000 women who have taken loans and are engaged for the first time productive activities.

• Until December 2018, 38,925 women have received INR 127.64 crores credit from the MFI (SSK) and are engaged in productive activities.

• By unleashing new market-linked livelihoods, the group of social enterprises has increased annual household incomes of entrepreneurs by 33%.

• One million rural low income households improved the quality of their lives through access to credit, health care services and insurance, safe drinking water, organic products, bio-mass fuels, solar lighting products.

• Disseminated information on awareness on drought resilience and recovery, sustainable agriculture practices, and nutrition-sensitive farming to around 1,80,000 women farmers. 30,000 acres of dry land has been converted to bio-farms; 25 percent savings in farm input cost and 25 percent increase in average yield of food crops; Rs.3.28 billion increase in income for women farmers and Rs.35,000 annual savings due to farm grown food

• Nearly 10,000 Women farmers received benefits of INR 16 crores through convergence with govt. schemes

• Around 3500 women started or expanded existing enterprises.

• 1396 women were trained as community leaders and 432 grassroots women actively participated in the Gram Panchayat.

• Trained 50 Arogya Sakhis and spread awareness for usage water efficiently during drought situations to 10,000 families

• Over 3630 kitchen gardens were created for food security and 3000 soak pit for water storage.

• Additional annual income increased by Rs.516 crores (farm + non-farm enterprises)

• Around 750 families use prefabricated toilets, and three villages have been declared ‘open- defecation free’ till March 2018.

• 2400 villages across seven disaster and climate affected states are served by our community resilience program, driven by an expanding network of 1,00,000 women volunteers in self-help groups.

• Developed partnership with state governments in community resilience building initiatives in post-disaster recovery and development in 2001 Gujarat Earthquake, Asia Tsunami in Tamil Nadu in 2004 and floods and climatic risk in Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Kerala.