Adolescent young girls earn SoCCs by mentoring or tutoring two younger children. They can redeem for Kids Who Kode Digital Literacy classes.
Zuri Initiative, Economic Empowerment for Women
Asia Initiatives has partnered with Zuri to use their well- established and tested concept of social capital credits (SoCCs). This innovative model of economic and social development tackles poverty issues while promoting sustainable development of communities
SoCCs for Bicycle Banks
Asia Initiatives, with support from the Women’s Rehabilitation Group in New Jersey, launched bicycle banks to address the lack of access to public transport.
More than 1500 women have set up kitchen gardens where they grow vegetables to increase their families nutrition and achieve financial independence.
Tribal Credit Cooperative
Programs in childcare, education, and community connectivity support the livelihoods of Katkari women, whilst utilising microcredit societies to improve financial opportunity.
Micro-Poultry Farming to support Women-Led
Women are given loans from Asia Initiatives to purchase and raise chicks, and begin their small poultry farming business which allows them to become key stakeholders in their own success.
Organic Floriculture Businesses for Women
As part of our push for women economic empowerment, Asia Initiatives has partnered with the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) to help farmers start floriculture businesses.
Water Conservation for Water Security
Working with tribal and rural farmers and families, SoCCs are implemented to enhance livelihoods and ensure food security, whilst conserving and sharing water amongst the Tamil Nadu community.
Empowering Embroidery Artisans
Women in Delhi earn SoCCs for a timely delivery of products weaved without mistakes, sending their children to school, and improved saving habits, which they then redeem for adult literacy classes, tutoring services, and important supplies.
Water Conservation for Agriculture
Asia Initiatives has partnered with Save Indian Farmers to support water conservation activities in six villages in the Beed district of Marathwada, Maharashtra, India.
Goat rearing to support Women-Led Businesses
To combat seasonal droughts, women have redeemed SoCCs for loans to purchase goats. This has eliminated drought-fuelled migration, while improving women’s financial independence and wellbeing.
Leveraging Social Capital for Organic Farming
We have strategically involved the female family members by empowering them to earn SoCCs through participation in monthly meetings, agri-camps, anti-tobacco camps, health camps, and self-help groups.
Cascade of Upskilling: System of Rice Intensification
Women are earning SoCCs for establishing bird perches in their rice fields and home-made sticky traps for natural pest control, install structures to reduce firewood use in their kitchen, construct vanarai bunds to reduce water run-off and plant native trees in their farmlands.
Organic Farming In Yavatmal
The program empowers underserved women with low-cost organic farming techniques to ensure they do not end up in an inescapable debt cycle.
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SoCCs in Kumasi, Ghana
In collaboration with WomenStrong International and Women's Health to Wealth, AI has launched two projects in Kumasi - the Kumasi Market Women Project and the Girls’ Club Project.
SoCCs in Washington DC
In April 2016, WomenStrong International and Bread for the City, in partnership with Asia Initiatives, has launched a SoCCs project in Anacostia, Washington D.C., to help women improve their lives and their communities.