Often a Stree Shakti artisan earns an income nearly equal to or greater than what her husband brings home, which gives the woman greater independence and control over how family income is used. As a result, the family receives better meals and homecare. In addition to contributing to the family income, women in Stree Shakti are learning the importance of savings. Through a group fund, with contributions made by the women, they are able to accrue a savings for issuing loans to the women when in need. With the capacity to earn an income for their family, the women have more respect in the community, healthier lifestyles, and greater self-confidence.
With a new-found aspiration for an improved quality of life for their self and children, the women also share this confidence together. The Stree Shakti women have both an emotional and social synergy inherent for women empowerment. Typically, in their traditional village lifestyles, there is little opportunity for women to socialize and connect with other women outside the family structure. As women work together to create Stree Shakti textile products, they are also developing relationships with their group members and interpersonal fulfilment. In addition to economic improvements, Stree Shakti has garnered positive change in how the women view themselves, and are viewed and valued by their community.