The programme was aimed to set up micro-enterprise model (also called as nano enterprise) in U.P. and Bihar. Prayatna chose the cities of Mirzapur and Gaya, to uplift the rural communities and tackle the problem of reverse migration, through analysing why skill development is important and what methods should be used.
In Mirzapur, U.P. Prayatna aimed at developing a sustainable model for Village Entrepreneurship Promotion through integrated ICT techniques and tools for training and capacity. These enterprises. A rolling fund was created under Financial Support Committee Meeting (FSCM), where an individual was given a loan on minimal interest, which once returned was given to another individual, ensuring the sustainability of the project. Prayatna successfully established 28 enterprises in the vocations of grain processing, goat rearing, seed processing, spices processing, broom making, Common Service Centre, general store, etc.
In Gaya, Bihar an agro-based enterprise was developed for sustainable livelihood for more than 50 rural farmers. Prayatna reached out to more than 200 farmers, and trained them in cultivating mushroom, baby corn and processing moringa leaves. The farmers were also provided hand-holding support for marketing linkages. Farmers are now able to earn a regular income based on the crops they are cultivating.