Empowering women is essential, but to bring justice for women in regards to making gender equality a form of normality in everyday life and tradition globally. On top of this, women empowerment will also bring about a massive decline in global poverty due to the fact that women represent the majority of the world’s poverty.
With more than 20 years of on-the-ground experience working with women, we understand that a comprehensive program addressing the social and economic empowerment of marginalized women is the most effective approach.Our programs provide marginalized women with the opportunity, to come together to build support networks, share experiences, learn critical skills, and to access new resources.
Women learn basic business skills and a vocational skill with earning power in their local markets. They begin to save and receive support to establish Self Help Groups (SHG’s) They help each other find solutions to common challenges. Women learn how to manage their health, including reproductive health and stress management, and the importance of good hygiene and nutrition for their families. They are connected with local healthcare providers.
Providing Skill-trainings through Capacity Building processes
For women who have completed training, we further support their economic empowerment by connecting them to financial services, advanced business and vocational trainings, and support networks to increase their ability to earn, save, and access capital. This would give a scope for the women to have a better life and a better tomorrow. Also these trainings would have a social impact. Trainings on local, emergency health care for young women, making environment-friendly products, developing food pro-ducts using locally available re-sources would be some of the trainings imparted under this scheme.
At Hyderabad, in collaboration with Motor Education and Training Association (META), empowered a group of 30 underprivileged women at Saroornagar location, by professionally training them in motor driving, with an aim of making them financially independent.
SCEP has taken up various activities in improving the status of rural women in the areas of Health, literacy and economic advancements. Initially SCEP has formed women self help groups in the villages. Introduced thrift and credit program later turned the activity into micro-finance program by establishing credit systems in SHGs, established linkages with financial institutions and capacity building on records maintenance. 
  • Established 53 SHGs in Achampet, Kondurg, Uppanuntala and Amrabad mandals with each SHG having 15-20 women as members
  • Conducted health camps with the support of private medical practitioners, Government Hospitals in providing health care to women, adolescent girls and aged women
  • Trained women 26 SHGs on book keeping, register management and internal loaning systems
  • 45 women from SC, ST and BC communities were trained entrepreneurship skills, marketing assessments
  • 108 women from SC, ST communities were trained on kitchen garden
  • 30 women were trained on embroidery and 21 women were trained on tailoring and embroidery
  • 38 pregnant and lactating women were trained on Child health care, immunization, Anemia
  • 42 Lactating mothers were trained Diarrhea, Pneumonia management for children under 3 years of age
  • 63 Anganwadi workers were trained and supported in growth monitoring of the children in the age group of 0-1 years
  • Capacity building of mothers in eradication of Vitamin A deficiency and controlling anemia among adolescent girls
  • Trained 38 women leaders to establish bank linkages, taking them to banks and orienting on bank operations
  • 18 women have received loans from banks with the support of district administration in establishing dairy, sewing machines and small vendors.
  • 36 women leaders were trained on domestic violence, legal aspects