Co-Creating Economic Progress

This intervention works with women keen on becoming financially self-reliant, providing training in Life Skills, and Enterprise Management skills. ETASHA helps the skill-empowered women run their enterprises, connect with the local suppliers and sales channels till they become quality-oriented, profitable and self-sustaining.Women’s enterprises manufacture and sell LED Bulbs, Garments, Hygienic Masks, Handmade Soaps, Liquid Hand and Face Wash, Candles, Spices, Savouries (Namkeens), and Incense (Agarbattis).

ETASHA’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Program works with women keen on becoming financially self-reliant by providing them counselling and support to overcome the many personal and social challenges they face; training and development for entrepreneurship and management; and hand-holding and support for running successful self or group-owned enterprises. Many women are now successful entrepreneurs delivering quality products, catering to the local markets, and selling their hand-crafted products to corporate organizations as well. To help enthusiastic Women Entrepreneurs running enterprises (Chotti si Asha Mahila Udyog - producing namkeens, and Jagriti Mahila Udyog - producing agarbattis) overcome the challenges of lack of space in their homes and meet the growing demand for their products, we have established a production centre in Janouli with the support of MSC Agency (India) Pvt Ltd. The centre has automated machines that supplement the production work and help produce standardized, quality products in large quantities, to add sustainability to the women entrepreneurs’ businesses.

Production Centre, Janouli


The program connects with adult women and provides basic level of empowerment through CBFL software developed by TCS. Basic learning outcomes include ability to sign names, read sign boards, newspapers and keep simple house hold accounts.

This program is currently operating in rural Haryana.


The intervention covers creating awareness, mobilising women into groups, helping them develop operating norms, supporting in operations and encouraging them to become entrepreneurs.

This program is currently operating in rural Haryana and Delhi.