Sustainable development through financial inclusion.
Taking measures for social and economic uplift of the marginalized, with focus on women, to enhance their economic prosperity & self-reliance through financial inclusion & capacity building.
Damen Support Programme (DSP) is providing micro loans ranging from Rs.45,000 to Rs.125,000 for the duration of 12 to 18 months to women belonging to poor and marginalized segment of society. By providing these loans DSP is also playing an effective role in achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of improving the welfare of the world's neediest people, reducing hunger & poverty and empowering women.
Access to financial services not only enables poor women to increase their household incomes by undertaking income generating activities but also helps them in building assets and reducing their vulnerability to the crises that are so much a part of their daily lives, it also translates into better nutrition and improved health outcomes, such as higher immunization rates. It allows poor people to plan for their future and send more of their children to school for longer. It has made women clients more confident and assertive and thus better able to confront gender inequities. DSP believes that women’s economic contribution to the household and community plays a major role in empowering them, hence it not only empowers the women but also helps in decreasing the poverty rate through self-employment.