Promoting small businesses for livelihood of women SHG members by imparting them skills
24 villages in Ghatanji taluka and 9 slum areas of Ghatanji city to provide skills to women members of women self-help groups and encourage small businesses for their livelihood, in collaboration with RG Manudhane Foundation for Excellence Mumbai, the following activities regarding industry were implemented for 3000 women.
In 24 villages and slum areas, all self-help group members were made aware about the project. Agriculture is the main means of livelihood, but it is not possible to earn 12 months wages from agriculture as most of the agriculture in Vidarbha is dry land.If the family wants to increase its income, it is necessary to support the business. Through self-help groups we can meet social and economic needs. We should use this self-help group for livelihood. Awareness was created among women by giving such examples. And considering his inclination, he was guided to participate in the program.
Groups have been formed according to the preferences of some selected women beneficiaries of self-help groups and groups and training has been arranged for women who are interested in making papads, spices, pickles, jams and jellies,
Introduced women business start-ups and self-help groups to the bank and helped prepare proposals for groups and beneficiaries in need of loans. On the other hand, the cooperative group is aligned with the village organization at the village level. Such groups were given CIF 60,000 per group through Maharashtra State Gramin Jeevannoti Abhiyan, while women from farmer suicide families were given Rs 15,000. A total of 68 groups were helped and 7 individuals were helped incense sticks and candles etc.
Ghatanji and Yavatmal are being connected with super shops and markets in the two cities and some beneficiaries are selling by going to the market themselves. A total of 68 groups have started small businesses and 31 women have started individual businesses.