Theeramythri Programme

The Theeramythri programme is the flagship programme of SAF that encourages, facilitates and handholds fisherwomen to engage in gainful alternate self employment for their economic and social emancipation.

The primary objectives of the Theeramythri programme is

  • To promote integrated sustainable development of the fisher folks of Kerala
  • To promote alternative livelihoods among fisher folks for enhancing their incomes and improving their quality of life
  • To encourage new livelihood avenues through capacity and skill building of fisher folks
  • To enhance the modernisation of technologies for improving efficiency and quality in livelihood ventures
  • To build awareness among fisher folks on quality improvement in production processes
  • To develop leadership and management acumen among fisher folks through capacity building and training
  • To promote common production and service centres
  • To support the communities in production processes as well as in marketing of their products and services

SAF conducts various activities under Theeramythri programme such as:

  • Identification and training of the needy among the fisherwomen
  • Providing financial assistance for starting new microenterprises
  • Revolving fund for existing microenterprises
  • Handholding of new and existing microenterprises
  • Collectivisation of enterprise groups into federations
  • Branding and marketing support
  • Institution of local level management structures