TCT has always believed that women are nodal points in the community to create change. Over the years, TCT has implemented several types of programs for women, from the volunteer network, to training programs, and health camps. Self-help groups were also supported by TCT and we are very proud of what they have achieved. When the program first started in 1994, women were afraid to come to meetings, fearing their family’s reaction. Things have evolved, and now, women are mobile. They have utilized loans from SHGs, set-up micro-enterprises, saved money, and have improved their assets.

TCT has since handed over complete control to the women. Many of these women still serve as volunteers with TCT.

TCT has always believed that women are nodal points in the community to create change. Over the years, TCT has implemented several types of programs for women, from the volunteer network, to training programs, and health camps. Self-help groups were also supported by TCT and we are very proud of what they have achieved. When the program first started in 1994, women were afraid to come to meetings, fearing their family’s reaction. Things have evolved, and now, women are mobile. They have utilized loans from SHGs, set-up micro-enterprises, saved money, and have improved their assets.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Nearly 50,000 loans totaling over Rs. 219 million have been disbursed in the program
  • More than 10,000 of them have used the money totaling to Rs.118 million, to set up micro enterprises of varying kinds.
  • The women were able to increase their savings and incomes and improve their asset base.
  • They have improved significantly in their reading and writing and numeric skills. The illiterate women have not only learnt to sign their names, but also have learnt to read to understand the issues that affect them.
  • They have learnt to do transactions with the Banks. They are now able to make personal decisions and are increasingly participating in family and village activities.
  • Campaigned against child labor and illicit liquor
  • Worked for improving the village environment by constructing soakage pits, school latrines, school kitchens, kitchen gardens, and planting trees
  • Donated money and materials to national disaster-relief funds
  • Attended rallies to raise awareness on disability, alcoholism, and women’s issues
  • More than 10,000 of them have used the money totaling to Rs.118 million, to set up micro enterprises of varying kinds.
  • There has been great improvement in their self-esteem. Their status in the family has improved considerably. They are more confident to deal with outsiders for their needs.
  • There is significant change in their attitude towards daughters. Many of them now treat their sons and daughters alike for health and education. Those who have sons do not demand dowry, and those who have daughters will give only what they please for dowry.