SWAPNO is a productive employment and sustainable livelihoods-based poverty graduation project that targets ultra-poor rural women. The project aims to lift poor women out of poverty and help them sustain a higher income level after the end of project support by increasing women’s future employability.
  • Entry with cash-for-work and building human capital of women engaged in public works and facilitate wage transfer digitally through mobile financial service provider

  • Encourage responsible saving and spending behavior by facilitating formal and informal savings

  • A state-of-the-art ‘graduation’ strategy aims at smoothening the transition from safety net employment to market-driven employment by vocational skills training, job placement and diversified climate change resilient livelihoods options, ensuring market linkages and access to essential public services

  • Facilitate linkages with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Public-Private Partnerships. Local SMEs in the rural non-farm and off-farm sector are encouraged to absorb women trained by the project, with training designed based on private sector demand for skilled workers