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Economic and social development of marginalized women and girls - SOBK

Cooperative Development Organisation

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Soba Kantha Environmental Management and Community Development Foundation

Period of Implementation

January 2018 - December 2022

Geographic scope

Asia-Pacific: Sri Lanka


$ 103,950
€ 99 000


Bilateral Aid: Sida/Civsam


Agriculture & Fisheries

Project Objectives

Sobakantha comes under the consortium project which 5 organizations work together to achieve a common goal. The project implements with Sobakantha since 2018 in Dondra Divisional Secretariat in Matara district, Sri Lanka. This project contributes to the five areas of the country programme: Organisational development, Sustainable agriculture, Business development & financial inclusion, Gender equality promotion and Social Inclusion & reconciliation. Project objective:Empowering the fisheries families with women under mobilizing, modern technology gender and Cooperative theory sustainable 2018 to 2022. The intervention targets to empower marginalized and vulnerable women in fishing community.The project is expected to improve the living conditions of 200 marginalized & vulnerable women and men in fishing families while enhancing the women empowerment, women entrepreneurship development, increase access to financial resources, increase the income of the targeted community at the end of five years. The expected long-term impact of the approach is to achieve the sustainable socio-economic development of poor and marginalized fishing women with equal rights.

Impact on SDGs

SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG13 - Climate Action
SDG14 - Life Below Water

Direct beneficiaries

Individuals: 200

Local stakeholders

Groups of farmers

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Environment, Gender