Women Development Programs
In areas served by SERUDS, most of the disadvantaged women work as domestic help, agricultural laborers, and as maids in schools, hospitals, shops and establishments. Women working on farms face uncertain and seasonal employment. Due to lack of skills and education and irregular income generation activities, they remain below poverty line.
Since 2006 we have been organizing vocational skill development training programs in various trades like fashion designing, tailoring & embroidery, Zari Zardosi work, soft toys making, making bamboo articles, for the empowerment of women through sustainable livelihoods. SERUDS is conducting these women development programs in Kurnool District. So far, about 650 women have been trained : about 115 of them became self employed by taking loans from Banks and other women got jobs in garment industries. We have 15 women working as trainers to conduct training.
After completion of vocational skills course, we provide assistance for establishment of their own business and job placement services.