By the end of May, 2019 we have purchased total 300 cows with support of Rotary and have given to the 300 women beneficiaries from Maval Taluka and Mulshi Taluka of Pune District, Maharashtra State, India.
During project period, we have conducted more than 40 market visits in 6 cow markets within Maharashtra State, with overnight journey from 5 to 15 hours and stay before and after of cow purchase, in the market cities. I traveled by number of vehicles arranged by beneficiary families such as tempo, pick up, tempo travelers etc., with minimum 5 to maximum 20 male members from beneficiary families and with my team members.
Still we have long way to go and have plan to reach more and more women for social and economic empowerment. Our intervention has also helped Dairy industry and Dairy cooperatives of state. This project is not only about giving cow but reaching to marginalized and vulnerable families and groups and supporting them for livelihood, sustainable development and respective life.
I am really thankful to Rotary, RCPN, my organization DISHA and team and for keeping trust on me and helping me to explore my leadership for dairy industry, sustainable livelihood, human cause and women empowerment.