Tejaswini Rural Women's Empowerment Programme
This programme focuses on women’s development, building on lessons learned from earlier projects that demonstrated women’s self-help groups are an effective means of improving the living conditions of poor households. It ensures that poor rural women have a wider range of opportunities and support and strengthens women’s self-help groups and provides access to financial services.
The project improves income generation by developing participants’ skills, and providing market and policy support. It increases women’s access to functional literacy and labour-saving infrastructure, and boosts their participation in local governance. It also supports government policies that empower women.
The total cost is US$223.7 million, including an IFAD loan of US$54.4 million. The project will directly benefit 1,120,000 households.
13 December 2005
2005 - 2018
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 228.16 million
US$ 54.45 million
Domestic Financing Institutions US$ 142.31 million
Beneficiaries additional financing US$ 1.82 million
Beneficiaries US$ 13.94 million
National Government US$ 12.56 million
Local Government (additional) US$ 2.44 million