(Awareness | Capacity Building | Financing Support | Market Linkage)
Women Entrepreneurs are important for the Indian economy to grow as they allow budding entrepreneurs to float their business ideas and contribute to the GDP. Women Entrepreneurs mostly operate as micro enterprises, with very tiny setups and under financed operations. In North India women entrepreneurs are very less as compared to other regions of India. Thus, to help Women Entrepreneurs establish themselves without any financial hurdles, a reliable source of funding is required along with appropriate training on the business aspects which are key growth elements.
Therefore, project SMART WOMEN will be carried out in 2 phases to eventually make the MSEs self-sufficient and ‘Future-ready’ to compete on the Global platform, by increasing their productivity and contribute better towards increasing the GDP of the country.
Phase 1 – One Day Entrepreneurship Boot Camp on Access to Credit, Access to Markets & New Design Interventions, based on the current market scenario.
Phase 2 – Handholding for 1 month for providing readiness to access to finance and for market access. It also provides access to learning resources and mentors in online mode. The key deliverable is to provide linkages to women entrepreneurs for Banks/ MFIs for Mudra/ PMEGP/ SMILE Loans and other stakeholders in the supply chain & value chain.
Broadly, covered under SDG 5, SDG 8 and SDG 12
The project SMART WOMEN will develop a platform for micro entrepreneurs including MSME i.e.