WWF has reached 259,665 women, achieving the target of reaching 250,000 women through financial assistance and other activities. In 2012, UN's International Year of Cooperatives (IYC), WWF, along with the MFI ICNW, won the appreciation of International Raiffeisen Union (IRU), ICA, and UN during the IRU meeting in Bonn, Germany. WWF has also provided scholarships to 3,377 children, reaching the target of 3,000 children, in addition to providing boarding, lodging, and educational facilities to over 113 children at its two homes. These 259,665poor women have benefited through various training programs in financial literacy, healthcare, leadership training, communication skill and skill training. 207,930 poor women were also given health, accident, and disability insurance. WWF provides aid to poor women in their hour of need, including relief measure to 66 fire victims of Chennai slums. Thirty ICNW staff from 14 branches participated in a three-day skill and leadership development training program in Chennai, inaugurated by Dr. Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, President, National Co-operative Union of India. Eighteen training and awareness-raising workshops were conducted in Bangalore, Chennapatna and Dindigul to inform women leaders on various issues prevailing in their areas, benefiting over 800 participants. WWF conducted three eye camps for poor women workers in Dindigul, Bangalore and Chennapatna, where nearly 600 poor women, both members and non-members of WWF, participated. To help the rural women of Orissa install bore wells in 10 villages, WWF (India) funded Lord Laxmi Narayan Durga Temple Trust with INR 180,000.
WWF and its work have attained public recognition and acclaim. On July 20, 2011, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the WWF (India), in recognition of WWF's unique work among poor women at the grassroots level. While addressing the gathering, Clinton expressed her long time admiration of WWF (India)'s work and that she was honored to be there to celebrate their accomplishments, including bringing microcredit to women.
The September to November 2012 issue of the magazine Sunday Indian published an interview of WWF President Dr. Jaya Arunachalam written by feature editor Indira Parthasarathy, titled 'Enriching Rural Lives.' Similarly, Dr. Jaya Arunachalam's work was analyzed in the book 'Vital Voices: The power of Women Leading Change Around the World,' with a foreword written by Hillary Clinton. Most recently, an article titled 'Forum Teaches Poor Women to Find Their Feet' was published in the Times of India, Chennai edition on March 13, 2013.