Skill training in leather work, batik, tailoring (sewing and embroidery) is provided to artisans from the remote village and tribal community who are unskilled and facing a severe financial crisis in their families. Man and Women from the villages are selected for training after a survey of their socio-economic status. Keeping in mind the financial struggles they are facing, all the artisans are paid a stipend to help provide some relief during training period. Over a period of 3/6 months they are taught the intricacies of leather work, batik, sewing and hand embroidery. Their progress in skills is assessed at the end of 3/6 months and the ones who have achieved a certain level of skills are moved into the existing society to eke out a living. This gives the artisan an opportunity to move into a SHG as early as 3/6 months.