SSP - Swayam Shikshan Prayog

Building female leadership and entrepreneurship to improve resilience of rural communities


Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) addresses the limited access of entrepreneurial women from disadvantaged backgrounds to capital, higher education and business skills. As a consequence, women remain mostly at a micro subsistence business level, without the ability to develop as employers and leaders.  SSP aims at improving the resilience of rural communities by promoting women entrepreneurs as employers, leaders and advocates for their communities and through other initiatives.

The three-year cooperation between SSP and Dalyan aims at expanding and deepening SSP’s entrepreneurship and leadership development training and mentorship to women in a disadvantaged region in a sustainable manner by building self-managed support structures.

These support structures (Resource Centers) are to continuously drive women entrepreneurship and women leadership, offer a platform for networking and peer learning, fundraising and coaching support to scale successful businesses and create lasting jobs.