PROMOTION OF INCOME GENERATION ACTIVITIES: Under Micro credit and Finance, ARD has been providing loans to the target community to enhance their economic conditions by involving women to undertake micro enterprises activities. We have provided 24, 00,000/- under micro credit to rear milk animals, goats, petty shops, grocery shops etc. They have been earning a regular income and following prompt repayment.
FORMATION OF SELF HELP GROUPS: ARD has been forming Self Help Groups in Andipatty Block of Theni District with the main aim to eradicate the practice of female infanticide by involving the community. So far ARD has formed 75 Self Help Groups in Andipatty Block. They have been provided with various training programs to realize the impact of female infanticide practice, leadership training, gender sensitization training, record and account keeping training, entrepreneurship development training etc. As a result, there have been considerable changes in life of women and children. 42 groups were credit linked with banks for their economic development.