Development of women retailers
AIP is working to create and/or support at least 300 women-run agro-input enterprises, a potential venture for women in 20 southern districts. To realize this goal, the project is providing matching grants to potential female entrepreneurs, underscored by increased knowledge and capacity through training, mentoring, and input demonstrations.
AIP, with support from three partner NGOs, AVAS, Ashroy Foundation and Banchte Shekha, has organized 63 public meetings with 2,773 participants to advertise grant opportunities. To date (March 15, 2016), the project has awarded 50 matching grants.