SVEP - Enterprise Formation

Livelihood support for the NHG members forms one of the major objective of the SVEP. The project builds and supports early-stage rural enterprises by providing them with a range of critical services, such as business development support, mentoring, finance, as well as access to the banking system along with guidance for convergence and integration with other government schemes. All this is based on the conviction that SVEP will give a push to non-farm livelihoods, especially skill based work and small enterprises, thereby creating jobs and stimulating long-term economic growth and produce social benefits. Above all, the programme is so designed as to democratise entrepreneurship by putting funding decisions into the hands of community based organisations themselves.