Empowering Indian Women
The women in the photo are part of one of the Self-Help Groups established by the project in 27 villages in India. Women were trained in making a range of snacks and foods based on minor millets. Several new products were created, such as Ragi Malt Drink and Savi Padu, that are now popular on the market of major cities. By selling those products, women were able to boost household incomes. The acquisition of entrepreneurial skills was key for their empowerment and self-esteem.