Ensuring Sustainable Development For Livelihoods

Building safe and resilient livelihoods for marginalised women

CARE India’s Livelihood mandate works with the women engaged in smallholder agriculture, small businesses or employed as farm or non-farm labour. Implementing a range of innovative initiatives, we help women build secure and resilient livelihoods and climb out of poverty permanently. The key approaches adopted in livelihood sector initiatives include capability enhancement, asset building, collectivisation, inclusive value chain development and engagement of men and other influential actors.

Women’s Skilling and Entrepreneurship Development

Seed Center Led Model

SEED Centers – one stop solution to meet needs of potential women entrepreneurs and future workforce.

  • Holistic Tech-led skilling – Life skills, digital literacy, employability and entrepreneurship
  • Techno-managerial assistance for women entrepreneurs-Incubation
  • Vocational training facilitation
  • Post training employment assistance for women
  • Gender transformative enabling environment creation

Empowering Women Smallholder Farmers

She Feeds The World

She Feeds the World’s goal to improve the food/livelihoods security and nutrition of poor rural households, with a strong emphasis on women small-scale producers.

  • Nutrition sensitive agriculture
  • Community Based Adaptation
  • Farmers Field Business School
  • Extension Plus Agri Kiosks
  • Super Food System that are Sustainable, Productive
  • Gendered value chain development
  • Collectives Strengthening

Women’s Access to Clean Energy Solutions

She School Led Technology Extension Model

She School model provides the opportunity for clean Energy Pathway for women. Entrepreneurship and employment through

  • Sustaiable Energy Cluster Development
  • Agriculture (Food), Water and Energy – Nexus: AWE-some Nexus
  • Access to other renewable sources of enery for life cycle needs and livelihoods

Women’s Livelihood


Individuals reached directly through livelihood interventions across 12 states, out of which 144,709 are women.


Households supported to transition to clean energy cooking solutions under SDG 7.


Individuals received support for inclusive and sustainable economic opportunities and to have decent work (SDG 8).


CARE India worked with 33,972 people to overcome hunger and poverty (SDG 1).


To enhance resilience of communities arising from climate-based vulnerabilities, CARE India reached 3,962 individuals with Climate Smart agriculture interventions (SDG 13).


1,163 smallholder cotton growing farmers shifted to waste-water reduction technique in Buldana district of Maharashtra.


348 smallholder organic cotton growing farmers have improved soil fertility with reduction of excessive chemical inputs in Buldana district of Maharashtra.

Focus Areas

Key Programmes

Mathew Cherian

Secure and Resilient Livelihoods for Smallholders (SRL)

Secure and Resilient Livelihoods for Smallholders (SRL)

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