Today in the society the poor women-folk are very neglected to the male-folk. Socially the poor women have home-based life where they work only in their house but not outside. But SPA observed that they have enough scope to earn if they are involved in various income generating activities inside and outside the house. Employment creation in the rural areas is much difficult. Lakh of unemployed youths are trying their best for employment but there is no employment opportunity. So it is very difficult to arrange employment in the rural areas for the illiterate and disadvantaged women folk. For these women the organization has undertaken micro-credit program by which they can undertake small income generating activities for their self-employment and family income development. For the women group members it has undertaken micro-credit program by which they can undertake handicrafts activities for their self-employment and family income development. After providing the credit support the following outcomes are found among the group members:
- Women members are involved in home-based handicraft production activities & their monthly income increased approximately Tk.1050/- increased out of production activities.
-Women can take leadership and control over resources along with promotion of economic right established.
- Women access to decision-making process with their leadership in the family as well as in the community established.
-Reduced poverty through women employment creation.
The money earned by them along with their husband’s income will help them in maintaining their big families. With this idea the NGO have undertaken handicrafts activities invested to the poor unemployed women. The ongoing activities of SPA are as follows:
· Nakshi Katha,
· Spectacles Caps
· Key Rings
· Cushion Cover
· Bed Sheet
· Pillow Cover
· Sharee, Three Piece etc