COODU has been one of the foremost NGOs in Tamil Nadu in fostering formation of women Self Help Groups. In the watersheds, COODU has been successful in forming SHGs with an accent on savings and thrift.
The ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises has sanctioned the TREAD programme to empower the rural poor women through capacity building in the year 2010-2011. To start enterprises the government had given a grant of Rs.8.31 Lakhs and COODU had beneficiaries in obtaining bank loan to the tune of Rs.18.84 Lakhs. As envisaged 190 poor families have attained sustainable livelihood.