Our Committment for Social & Economic Empowerment of Women

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Posted September 20, 2018 from India
Income Generation Program
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We as DISHA is working for women empowerment through building self help groups at village levels. Presently we have 160 groups and we are working in more than 30 villages of Maval Taluka of Pune district, Maharashtra State, India. 

Now we are operating all our groups through Credit Society of Women. We are providing loans to women at low interest rate and accessible at door step. Women are using these loans for various purposes such as business development, house making, agriculture work, education and health issues of family members etc. 

We have leadership development program for our self help group members. We are organizing regular capacity building programs for women on gender, leadership, legal rights, health awareness and so on. We are also conducting health camps and support group meetings for women. Through our Income Generation Program we are conducting vocational training programs as well as creating market for agricultural products, hand made products and so on.

 

 

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Jill Langhus
Sep 21, 2018
Sep 21, 2018

Hi Shilpa,

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos, post and amazing work. The bedspread is truly beautiful:-)

Does DISHA have a webite and/or social media pages to follow/like?

Hope you have a great day!

Kathy Dixon Crowley
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 09, 2018

Great update on your Self Help Groups. So excited to have you part of CIP.

Jacqueline Namutaawe
Dec 14, 2018
Dec 14, 2018

Hello Shilpa thanks for the commitment to economic empowerment and community development. Great works.

Bettina Amendi
Jan 27
Jan 27

Hi Shilpa,
Great job,keep us posted for 2019.
Regards
Bettina.

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 10
Feb 10

Hello Shilpa,
I am so glad to find you here and to earn about your work. Economic independence is so critically important for women to be free. What wonderful photos. And such a beautiful quilt. I look forward to more news as your work continues.
In sisterhood,
Tam