Economic empowerment, along with social empowerment and women empowerment is one of the central themes of Kudumbashree Mission. The Mission’s strategy is to promote economic empowerment of the poor and contribute to local economic development. The Mission has several programmes for economic empowerment targeting women and youth from the Kudumbashree family network. Major Kudumbashree programmes are collective farming, livestock farming, and enterprises. However, micro finance, which helps the poor in accessing institutional finance, has been the first initiative in local economic development.