Kudumbashree: A Story of Economic Empowerment of Women in Kerala

Kudumbashree is basically a women’s organization. It was born in the special developmental and political context of the state of Kerala. The mission aims to eradicate extreme poverty within 10 years under the leadership of the local self-government bodies established under the 73rd and 74th Amendments of the Constitution of India. The paper discuss the role of Kudumbashree in empowering women through various programmes initiated through them. It illustrates the programs undertaken by Kudumbashree.