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Capacity Building




Organizational training to help enhance the quality of functioning of the organizational network, focusing on developing abilities of the women in leadership and management. About 10 lakh women have been involved in organizational training, so far.

Enterprise training to help individual and group entrepreneurs enhance their business capabilities. Involves constant inputs at different stages of the enterprise cycle-General Orientation for potential entrepreneurs, Skill Development initially and Performance Improvement programmes on a periodic basis.

Financial services training on services in the area of Micro Finance and additional support to the community organization for engaging with financial institutions in an effective manner.

Social and Gender empowerment training for mainstreaming issues of the marginalized, particularly the women and SC-ST communities. A separate training and self learning programme for assessing and addressing rights based issues.


Kudumbashree imparts training through several means. Institutional tie-ups have been made with established training agencies like Entrepreneur Development Institute. We have linkages with specialized agencies for performance improvement programme. Services of Kudumbashree’s training enterprises like EKSAT and KAASS are utilized for conducting training programmes for entrepreneur development and financial services.

In line with the multi-tiered structure of the Kudumbashree network, a cascading system of training is adopted. Pools of resource persons have been developed at different tiers, with specific orientation to deal with capacity building at their respective levels. This voluntary resource pool now comprises of about 1000 resource persons at the State level and about 5000 persons at the local level. This system ensures high cost-effectiveness in planning and delivery of training programmes and at the same time, participation of local volunteers helps create a suitable social environment for development.

All training programmes conducted by Kudumbashree follow participatory methodologies right through content development to delivery.