"Women Empowerment is essential for sustainable development. At Development Alternatives, we are addressing the problem of inadequate education by imparting functional and digital literacy. We build upon this base through relevant skill development, assistance in setting up enterprises and eventually integrating it with the mainstream markets. Thousands of women have used these valuable skills and opportunities to set up their own enterprises and supplement their household incomes. This diversification of income benefits the overall economy as well grants financial independence to the women who have been dependent for all their life. Improved quality of education, business opportunities and access to markets all empower women to stand on their feet, earn better incomes and have improved standards of living. This opens the doors for not only women but also the larger socio-economic growth of the nation and a step towards an equal world."