Self Reliance

After Training, the institute insists the women to make marketable products. For this purpose special guidance of costing, product development, marketing, organizing spot/door to door sale and exhibition sale is given by experts. Sharing the experiences of established "SWAYAMSIDDHAS" is more encouraging to new women Round about 6,000 women are engaged in various business of producing quality products at competitive rates.

Small entrepreneurs have formed their co-operative society on 24-11-1994 named "SWAYAMPRERIKA MAHILA SAHKARI AUDYOGIK SANSTHA" which has been profit oriented since the very beginning. Minimum supervision and Maximum Profit through collective efforts is the strategy adopted by the society. The society has opened its outlet ‘Swayamprerika HomeMade Shoppe’ where various dry-snack, handicraft and snacks is available. It also runs a ‘Mobile Van’ which includes handicraft, dry-snacks and food stall. This van goes at different areas and has become very popular. The institute has kept itself totally away from all agitational approaches and political influences and restricted itself to various development activities through informal education, constructive guidance and has been giving stress on self dependence in each and every field of activity.

A woman after fulfilling the responsibilities of her family, should think of herself, come out of the four walls, and educate herself for keeping the family intact in shaping the generation. Swayamsiddha movement is eager in forming alert, alive, and dynamic women who are confident in their every move for the development of the society.

Opportunities we provide to become Self Reliant:

• Weekly bazar.     • Monthly Exhibition Cum Sale.     • Diwali Sales.     • Delhi Haat.

27 Years Journey

• Organized 9,500 urban women     • 40,000 rural women     • Trainer – 150      • Trained women –above 52,227     
• Micro entreprensures – 6,000

Where there is a will, Swayamsiddha shows the way

  • Meenakshi Patil, a wheelchair confined women of Kolhapur, learnt sweater knitting from Swayamsiddha and today not only does she runs her business but has 12 knitting machines and provides employment to12 women.
  • Vijaya Patil’s Sajeev Nursery has become a landmark in Kolhapur. This enterprises is spread over two acres which uses water treated from sewerage for its subsistence.
  • Women of Malewadi village (Radhanagari) have come together to start goat farming, vermicomposting, baby corn and pumpkin contract farming and other project which have changed the economic scenario of their village.
  • 72 devdasi families living below poverty line at Gadahingalaj have been taught fashion designing, purse and ornament making earning Rs.5000/- per month and have joined the society mainstream.
  • Vaishali Apte –Among 50 quality caterers from our organization. Vaishali is far ahead of them. Yearly turnover is 30 lakhs. She has given employment to needy women.
  • Suman Baramatikar – After joining Swayamsiddha her own SHG has bloomed in pottery making. She learnt the art of marketing and requirement of public and hence started making various kitchen ware items, show piece items which have become very popular. She now participates is various exhibition conducted by organization and also participates in exhibition conducted by Zilla Parishad and in Mumbai, Pune, Bhimthadi etc in which her sales goes in lakhs.
  • Ranjana Lavate - Student of our first batch of Swayamsiddha school, completed her course and selected Bag making as main course. Started her journey by attending weekly bazar, exhibitions and completing orders. Her purses, bags are very popular. She has started her own unit where she has given permanent employment to 4 other ladies. Her Yearly income has reached in lakhs.