With an average workday of 16 to 18 hours women in the villages of India often work the hardest and are the most exploited. The primary source of income in the rural part of Anupshahar is agriculture and animal husbandry; both of which are often done by the womenfolk. With limited earnings, women often take loans from moneylenders and end up in a vicious circle because of high-interest rates of around 60%.
They have no forum or space to share their feelings or to find options for the betterment of their own lives. To address this issue of equality and rights for women, PPES set up a Community Development Division (CDD).
Via the CDD, PPES ensures the economic empowerment of these women by enhancing their livelihoods and creating saving and inter-loaning options, at the same time ensuring social empowerment through eradicating discrimination.