« Back to Projects

Women Coop - Financial inclusion of marginalized and poor women

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Sri Lanka Women Development Services Cooperative Society Ltd. - Women'sCoop

Period of Implementation

January 2020 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Sri Lanka


$ 204,750
€ 195 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Rural Development, Social

Type of Activity

Administrative and support service activities, Technical Assistance & Advisory

Project Objectives

The project is focused on promoting the financial inclusion through secured cooperative savings and credit (micro-finance) services, which comes under the consortium project of 5002. Women members will implement the project in Jaffna, Mulathivu and Mannar districts in Northern Sri Lanka, targeting 2,937 women and 442 men in these three districts.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities

Direct beneficiaries

Individuals: 3400

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Gender, Inequalities, Informal economy