Part of Edelgive Framework Agreement


Strengthening women in tribal communities


Torpa Rural Development Society for Women works with tribal communities in remote areas of Jarkhand. These communities, which are very scattered, almost solely live on subsistence farming and collection of forest products. They have no access to electricity nor to proper water facilities. Mortality rate is high and communities suffer from migration, extremism and exploitation by third parties. The Dalyan/Edelgive supported program aims at organising and strengthening the SHGs in the tribal communities, to develop local leadership, to improve agricultural output through technology and to connect the families to governmental schemes. The intervention shall strengthen the livelihood for families and particularly also improve women’s and girls’ position in the community.