Building Capacity in India


Group of Women in India.
Photo by Sally Miller, Ohio State University

CARE USA in India, in partnership with the Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) as a subgrantee, is implementing an innovative program that promotes women's leadership and the sustainable growth of 210 women-owned and managed cashew processing small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

This project conducts critical research and learning activities to disseminate and share with the development community to examine how women leaders of small businesses can better engage in the cashew value chain. The community of women producers of cashew in Tamil Nadu will provide a study population that complements existing activities and give broad scope for learning.

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters and helps people rebuild their lives.

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), established in 1979, is one of India's premier management institutes. Consistently ranked among the best business schools in the country, LIBA represents the unflagging zeal for education that is a unique characteristic of the Jesuit Society. LIBA is a Jesuit institution under the aegis of Loyola College Society, Chennai. The institute lays stress on holistic learning with particular emphasis on excellence and ethics. It is proud of its culture rooted in values such as mutual respect, integrity, teamwork and social concern. LIBA endeavors to contribute to the sustained development and inclusive growth of the nation and the world at large, by preparing managers imbued with a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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