SSP’s engagements with grassroots women are result-driven: we aim to catapult women to leadership roles and impact local communities through them.
We catalyze grassroots women by ushering in a holistic transformation in their lives, and enabling them to be advocates of social change and sustainability for their communities. Sakhis are mentored, funded and networked to be enterprising. They lead their neighbourhoods towards better health and hygiene, sustainable agricultural practices, community resilience, as well as opens new markets for eco-friendly products and services. Over the years, SSP has nurtured and promoted women leaders through grassroots network in climate and disaster affected states in Bihar, Odisha, Assam, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
Women as social leaders
SSP supports grassroots women network (SHGs) in disaster and climatic risk areas.
Women leaders engage with local governments and drive social impact, and
influence action on social issues such as sanitation, housing, health, water, and
Women as economic leaders
SSP educates, funds and promotes grassroots-women entrepreneurs to set up and
scale responsible businesses across multiple sectors. We enable grassroots women
to ideate, design and manufacture and market social products that are tailor-made
to suit customer requirements contextual to underserved markets. SSP helps women
to identify and ally with appropriate corporate partners and technology, and guides them along their journey.
Women as farmers
SSP promotes women in modern farming techniques and catapults them to assume larger and visible roles in agriculture and climate change. SSP promotes a “one acre model” of cultivation, where women negotiate with men in their families, and borrow control on a small piece of land, nearly a one acre plot, to test, demonstrate and develop sustainable agricultural practices. We facilitate learning platform sessions with experts from Krishi Vikas Kendras (KVKs) and agriculture universities and help women adopt organic farming methods using bio compost and bio pesticides, mixed cropping, cultivation of nutritive vegetables, millets and pulses to ensure local food-safety and security.