The poor are poor, because they do not have an appropriate livelihood, nor do they have the skills and opportunities to access livelihood options. Inflation, climate change and a host of complex social and economic factors make the poor even poorer. Digambarpur Angikar has given priority for livelihood development for poor women through the following initiatives in large scale.
Strengthening of Fisher Women Collectives in Sundarban region:
The purpose of the project is to enhance overall empowerment of fisher women including equip them with knowledge on rights and entitlements, developing their collectives and supporting them to pursue better livelihoods. 20 vibrant fisher women collectives are formed and functioning incorporating 5000 fisher women in Sundarban region
Socio Economic Empowerment of Tribal people at Sandeshkhali:
The project has been launched to ensure sustainable livelihoods of tribal and scheduled caste people of 11000 families with dignity at Sandheshkhali I block in North 24 Parganas district, by enhancing access to and control over resources, carrying capacity of resources responsive, accountable, transparent administrative and self-governance institutions, improving performance of government programmes, increasing access and influence over product and service markets, enhancing mobility and access to information and creating a strong and vibrant service demand system and service standards with new opportunities.
Ambedkar Hastasilpa Vikash Yojana Programme:
The project purpose is to provide skill and design development training on zari, embroidery and jute handicrafts for sustainable livelihood development of women artisans. 600 artisans from Patharpratima, Kakdwip and Mathurapur I blocks in South 24 Parganas have successfully undergone the training. These artisans are covered under various social security government schemes.
Empowerment of Tribal and Destitute Women, Tiger Widows through Livelihood Development:
The purpose of the project is to improve household food security and alleviate micronutrient deficiencies as well improve livelihood development through nutritional gardening, piggery, goatery. 400 tiger widows and destitute women started income generating after the training.