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