Humana People to People India in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is implementing the “Disha” project in five districts of Haryana. The project has been conceived and designed to provide Entrepreneurship Awareness and Start-Up training along with mentoring the women to overcome their barriers and expand their scope of choices. The project aims to reach out to 14,000 women from Faridabad, Gurugram, Mahendragarh, Mewat and Rewari districts, and provide awareness about various entrepreneurship programs. HPPI is also providing three day trainings to approximately 700 women on starting-up new or improving their existing business. The 15-months project started in September 2016.

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In a short span of five months, HPPI has given Entrepreneurship awareness training to approximately 12,000 women and business start-up training to 250 women. HPPI is glad to share that out of 250 participants in start-up training, 50 women have already started small businesses and 100 are in process to start their own business. Most of the new businesses are grocery shops, beauty parlour cum cosmetic shops, ready-made garment shops and tailoring.

Following an invite, on 7th February, two of the new entrepreneurs — including Disha team members — participated in a National Consultation on Entrepreneurship and Value Chain at the UNDP head office in Delhi where they shared their experience of starting up a business.

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Disha, is a three-year partnership project between India Development Foundation (IDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Xynteo, supported by IKEA Foundation. Apart from covering the mentioned five districts of Haryana, the Disha project is implemented in NCR-Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana by UNDP in collaboration with Government, industries and associations; and CSOs/NGOs and other institutions.

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Humana People to People India is a development organization registered as a not-for-profit company under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 as of 21st May 1998. It is a non-political, non-religious organization. Its mission is to unite with people in India in order to create development in the broadest sense through the implementation of the projects that aim at transferring knowledge, skills and capacity to individuals and communities who need assistance to come out of poverty and other dehumanizing conditions.

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