[ Full Graphics Version ]
YOU ARE HERE: [ Development Issues  /  Income generation  /  Challenges for the voluntary sector ]


Challenges for the voluntary sector

The voluntary sector is working to develop income generating activities in India in various ways.  These include:
  • Lobbying and advocacy work to increase the government’s commitment to ensuring that credit policy and the regulatory environment supports access to finance by the poor.
  • Encouraging the development of the Self Help Groups which bring microfinance to the poorest and most marginalized groups of society.
  • Supporting participatory approaches to income generation, such as watershed management, innovative methods of sustainable agriculture and waste management.
  • Providing poor people with better access to the assets that form the basis of their incomes.