The Widows Economic Empowerment Program (WEEP) aims to empower rural widows with business – entrepreneurial knowledge & skills, and provide a matching fund to them. It aims to ignite their potential to reduce poverty. To help them identify, and tap the opportunities in key sectors around them, such as – general trade, supply chain, value addition, fishing, agricultural etc. It is aimed to improve a widow’s access to self-employment, group micro credit financial services (ROSALO), and other local productive resources to help them ‘build back better’ during/post covid19.
To qualify for SBS training, the widow members will have to meet the criteria below: