Prowess Self Help Group

Prowess is a very successful women's self help group located in Kodai Kanal which is a hill station and tourist spot in Tamil Nadu. Started as a trust the women later were guided to form a self help group and affiliate themselves with a larger umbrella organisation of self help groups in order to benefit from government savings and credit schemes.

ABOUT PROWESS - October 2016
NamePROWESS Self Help group
Location in IndiaKodai Kanal, T.N.
Type of GroupSelf Help Group
Type of CraftSewing, soft toy making
ProductsSoft Toys
No. of women16
No. of men0
Leprosy affected0
Family member of people affected by leprosy0
Other disabilities1
No. of artisans with no disabilities15
Sales to MESH in 2014-15Rs. 800,000
Total Sales in the year 2014-15Rs. 3,300,000
Sales to MESH 2015-16Rs. 300,000
Total sales in the year 2015-16Rs. 2,700,000
Sales target to MESH in 2016-17Rs. 300,000
Total sales target in 2016-17Rs. 2,700,000
1. Capacity building programmes organised by the group in 2015-16No
2. Group 's participation in capacity building programmesNo
3. New products introduced in the yearNew Toys
4. Achievements/changes in the group in the yearJust new toy designs
5. New activities actions in the yearNo
6. Major learnings in the last yearNone
Fair Trade affiliationsNo



The wonderful brightly coloured toys made in Prowess are very popular and there are many listed on our website on our toys and games page here...

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Joker Puppet