Our Committment for Social & Economic Empowerment of Women

SHILPA KASHELKAR
Posted September 20, 2018 from India
Income Generation Program
Income Generation Program (1/1)

We as DISHA are working for women empowerment through building self help groups at village levels. Presently we have number of  groups and we are working in  Maval Taluka and Mulshi Taluka of Pune district, Maharashtra State, India. 

We have leadership development program for our self help group members and women groups from rural communities. We are organizing regular capacity building programs for women on gender, leadership, legal rights, banking and saving, 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. Local community members and voluntary groups are also helping us to develop business unit.

Group members have learned number of vocational skills and now they are working together for economic security of own family as well as community. Some groups are stitching quilts, bags and other products as per the order and need. We are in process to start business development unit for our group members. We have confidence that sustainable livelihood will bring positive change in  social, economic and health status of women and their families. 

 

 

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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, 2019
Jan 27, 2019

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

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 10, 2019
Feb 10, 2019

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