Economic development of the poor plays an important role in the development and growth of any society. The importance of promoting an enabling environment to engage poor households, especially the poor women, in economic activities is being increasingly realized in a developing country like India. The need is two fold:
- To empower poor households by bringing them into the mainstream of development by improving their economic status; and
- To improve employment opportunities by way of skill up-gradation, credit linkage and business opportunity sensing among poor households.
FODRA has been successful in promoting a strong facilitative process and support mechanism for socio-economic up-liftmen of poor households by improving livelihood skills along with the microfinance services.