We work in Tamil Nadu to give families living below the poverty line the tools and training to start income-generating enterprises

About Us

Selvi Women Education & Empowerment (SWEET) Trust

Selvi Women Education & Empowerment (SWEET) Trust is a nonprofit organization established in the year 2003 in Theni District, Tamil Nadu. We invest in rural people, empowering them to increase their food security, improve the nutrition of their families and increase their incomes. We help them build resilience, expand their businesses and take charge of their own development. By supporting livelihood programs strategically, logistically, and financially.

Our focus areas

An integrated approach to build a equitable and empowered society

Mission & Vision


Sustainable and holistic transformation of the poor and the marginalized for the creation of a just and fair society.


To empower the poorest to create livelihoods, boost income and inspire permanent change

Our Programs

Women IGP Skill Training Program

One of the main objectives of our SWEET Trust is to promote economic empowerment among the rural women masses. For promoting it, our organization makes them achieve themselves through the locally based available resources and collective efforts. We have conducted a special Entrepreneurship Development Training (EDP) on Skill Development Training for unemployed women in our working area. Resource persons from the reputed training centers were provided the sessions on locally based Income generation trades like Garland Making,  Hollow Block Bricks Making, Animal rearing, Tea Shop, Rural Petty Shop, etc.,   

This helped to improve their skills and establish their trade in this activity in the future.  Over 165 women in the working area attended this EDP & Skill Development training for about 3 days and they have developed their skills and entrepreneurial activities.  

Goat Farming Program

We conducted extensive research into the viability of our third enterprise, goat farming, known locally as ‘Goateries’.  Goats are greatly valued by the poor in Tamil Nadu and fetch high prices at the market.  We designed a model that allowed our farmers to become self-sufficient by breeding and selling goats.

Our Activities

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SPARSH Leprosy Awareness Program

In association with the District Health Department, we organized a special program on the SPARSH Leprosy Awareness Program for rural people in our training hall, Rasingapuram. This program is organized under the National Leprosy Eradication Plan (NLEP) in Theni District. 

The resource persons from the health department have provided guest lectures on the formation of leprosy, care, and support of leprosy persons in the family, eradication, and treatment of leprosy in government hospitals, and procedural aspects, and functions of skin Care, etc., The resource persons requested the participants to spread out the knowledge and eliminate the misconception and stigma about Leprosy. Over 50 more public and women benefited from this program. 

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Vermi Compost Training For Farmers

Since organic agriculture systems are knowledge-based, new entrants and transitional producers must become familiar with the sound and sustainable organic agricultural practices. Considering the aforesaid concepts, the farmers in the villages in Bodinayakkanur block have been organized and trained on the following subjects to make organic farming a successful farming system. 

A demo pit was created by the resource person who explained how to select the vermin, maintenance of compost pit, procure the vermin manure, apply it to the farm field, and the importance of vermin compost, etc., Over 50 more farmers and women are benefited by this program. 

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Farmers Entrepreneurs On Export Awareness Meeting

To develop the Farmers community in our working region, to become Entrepreneur and access the real benefits of their farm produces, we organized a special program on Farmers Entrepreneurs on Export Awareness Meeting. This meeting facilitates over 50 more small and marginal farmers to understand the export procedures, value addition of their farm produce and marketing it globally to produce profits. 

Our Impact

It is the small change that makes the biggest impact.


Board Members

M Chithra


O Nagarajan




Volunteer with us for making a difference in somebody's life and also it is a good opportunity for you to give back to the society. For more information, mail us at sweettrust2005@gmail.com

Get in touch

Mailing Address

No: W/4 Kariyappanpatti, Rasingapuram(Po), Bodinayackanur Taluk, Theni District Tamil Nadu - 625528

Email Address


Phone Number

9944076067, 9489029728