Voluntary organizations play an increasingly important role in support of developmental process in the world. Such Organizations mostly cater to the civil society activities such as education, vocational rehabilitation, environment, but there are not many to support women entrepreneurs in establishing Small and Medium Enterprises. The sustainable and successful development of every society is the one that is based on the large venture of available and organized human resources. Mrs. Rama Devi and her team realised the importance of institutional and transparent mechanism of action, with many innovative ideas to help other women who are in need of information to start up and support in establishing their own business or enterprises.
The basic idea of commencing an association exclusively for women, is to disseminate information regarding the start up procedures for any business. The main aim of ALEAP is to support women to be economically independent and guide them in converting their idea into business. As a result of much research and hard work, ALEAP was conceptualized and was inaugurated by Sri. K. Vijayabhaskara Reddy, then Honourable Chief Minister, Govt. of A.P. on December 18th 1993.
ALEAP was the dream of women entrepreneurs, who wanted to train, guide, support and enhance the lives of other women. The Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India (ALEAP) was established with an aim to bring Women Entrepreneurs trying to help each other. From the past 20 years ALEAP is striving to make the state of Andhra Pradesh empowered through promoting women entrepreneurship. ALEAP’s aim is to make the women economically independent, through motivation, counselling, training and hand holding. Accordingly, during the last two decades, increasing number of women have entered the field of entrepreneurship and also they are gradually changing the face of economy of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Today ALEAP is ISO 9001-2008 certified organization. ALEAP developed India''s first Industrial Estate Exclusively for women in Hyderabad. ALEAP is the first organization in India, got the Certificate of Accreditation with Gold Grade from National Accreditation Board for Educational Training (NABET), The Quality Council of India (QCI) and Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India & GIZ, Germany in March 2015.