Eminence initiated the Community Development Program (ECDP) with a view to providing multiple services such as facilitating primary health care services, food security and women empowerment etc. through Eminence Community Clinic Project (ECCP), Eminence Community Food Security Project (ECFSP) and Eminence Community Pharmacy Project (ECPP).
Eminence Community Clinic Project (ECCP)
The ECCP works on strengthening capacity of community management groups, conducting advocacy, training, research and other supplementary programs to make this program more cost effective, participatory and pro-poor. There will further be a provision of providing health information through a common access point which would be equipped with computers, phone, television and other ICT materials.
Eminence Community Food Security Project (ECFSP)
The ECFSP is designed to address nutrition and food security issues at the community level by improving access, productivity and also the distribution aspects of food security. The activities under the project are homestead gardening, training on farming techniques, improved poultry rearing, food processing, improved fruit/vegetable production, etc. with active involvement of female members of households and community group (CG).
This initiative is meant for women empowerment. They will be provided with required training so that they can engage themselves with fisheries, livestock rearing etc. In the CCs, there will be laptop and internet connection that will provide them with information on agricultural techniques, market prices, weather forecast, selling points for pesticide, fertilizers and quality rice, jute and fruit seeds. A website will also be developed which will entertain these purposes by providing information. Since ECFSP will be run by CMG among many, this will ensure the sustainability of this project.
Eminence Community Pharmacy Project (ECPP)
This is another enterprise to empower community people with a goal to actively engage them in methodological intervention and enhancing the drug/medication compliance of the population living in that community. These pharmacies will be owned by the women members of the community and Eminence will provide them support to for getting an initial credit for establishing those.
This social business model will work both for promoting women empowerment and for ensuring household economic sustainability.