Working with women, according to CPE is an integral part of community development. As such women development is mainstreamed within the ongoing activities of CPE. The federation of women self help groups promoted by CPE sustains the activities of the women self help groups.

 SELF HELP GROUPS

Capacity  Building and Insurance awareness meeting to Self-help Group members

Capacity Building and Insurance awareness meeting to Self-help Group members

Poverty alleviation and social empowerment among women through self help group methods are the two major aims of this program.   We promoted and strengthened the Self Help Groups for improving the economic situation of them. Presently there are 554 self help groups. These groups have used the revolving funds and loan for the purposes such as buying goats, agricultural implements, calves, petty shops, street vending and the like. Further we provided necessary leadership and capacity skill building training for the women SHG leaders and animators like keeping records, books of accounts, bank operation and the like.

The Micro credit was a major activity of the SHG’s. Each group members saved money regularly, which was rotated within the group as a reasonable interest. During this reporting year SHGs saved Rs. 46,23,000. During this reporting year 15 SHGs received revolving fund of Rs.75,000.

HEALTH AND SANITATION

Eco-femme Orientation meeting to Adult and Adolescence girls

Eco-femme Orientation meeting to Adult and Adolescence girls

With the aim of to improve the personal hygiene and the sanitation among the rural adolescents, a pilot project was initiated in 10 villages of the Keezhapavoor block. This project emphasizes the better menstrual hygiene practices in the villages.To motivate the better menstrual hygiene practices in the village’s two orientation meetings were conducted with the participation of 144 adolescents and pre married women.

The adolescents and the pre married women are further motivated by the staff to practice the better menstrual hygiene practices.

With the aim of to improve the personal hygiene and the sanitation among the rural adolescents, a pilot project was initiated in 10 villages of the Keezhapavoor block. This project emphasizes the better menstrual hygiene practices in the villages.To motivate the better menstrual hygiene practices in the village’s two orientation meetings were conducted with the participation of 144 adolescents and pre married women.

The adolescents and the pre married women are further motivated by the staff to practice the better menstrual hygiene practices.