Economic empowerment is the capacity of women and men to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth processes in ways that recognise the value of their contributions, respect their dignity and make it possible to negotiate a fairer distribution of the benefits of growth. Economic empowerment increases women’s access to economic resources, market places and opportunities including jobs, financial services, property and other productive assets, skills development and market information.

ROCF strives to empower communities and make them self-reliant. We promote sustainable forms of employment for vulnerable individuals, families and communities like women and farmers enabling them to improve their livelihood and be involved in profitable commerce.

The ecopowerment (economic empowerment) programs help build skills among the people across all echelons of society by emphasizing on market need approach and thereby connecting people and enterprise to market, workforce opportunities and thereby contributing to higher economic growth. 

The ecopowerment program touches broadly on Sustainable Development Goals on 

  • Gender equality by working closely with women SHGs, 

  • Decent work and economic growth of vulnerable communities and farmers

  • Responsible consumption and production by promoting organic and fair trade practices

Areas of work:

  1. Digitalisation of Women, Farmers, Producers 

Women, farmers and producers from Self Help Groups, Farmer Producer Organizations etc are digitized by creating a unique profile.  

  1. E Commerce platform 

The products of the SHGs, FPOs are onboarded into an e-commerce platform to increase visibility for rural products and provide larger market access by linking the producers and market players. 

  1. Supporting Women Artisans Groups 

Livelihood development of Women artisans from vulnerable communities in rural areas. 

Swayam Sikkim