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Economic and social development of marginalised women and girls

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Savisthrii Women for Development Alternative, Law & Society Trust

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Sri Lanka


$ 222,037
€ 211 464


Banking & Financial Services

Type of Activity

Budget support (Grants or Direct Financing), Networking


The project aims to strengthen the self-banking and primary women branches in promoting the women and youth empowerment, improve the knowledge on the cooperative concept and making a gender sensitive society within the two organisations and as well as within the targeted communities. At the end of five years, it is expected to increase the access to fair financial resources for the marginalized rural women and have increased women led groups and sustainable women led enterprises in cooperative approach.

Project Objectives

The project is focused on promoting the financial inclusion through secured cooperative micro-finance services and will be implemented by two local partners in Northern and Southern provinces in Sri Lanka. Both organisations are working towards providing the credit and saving facilities targeting the poor women in the particular locations.

Impact on SDGs

SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG17 - Partnership for The Goals

Key Tags

Employment, Gender, Informal economy