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Gita Saini

Gita Saini started a small business of making flower-based decorations. She had a lot of support from her own family and she began taking the support of women in her locality. A small group of women began making varmalas and other decorative items to begin with small savings. Today, their local business is supporting their […]

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Urmila Devi

Meet Urmila Devi from Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. She had very little savings to start with. Motivating women like her was the biggest challenge. But nothing to deter Urmila once she set her mind to it. She raised enough capital through her self-help group Sita Ajeevika’s savings and managed to set up a small in her […]

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Sulekha Patel

Meet Sulekha Patel who saved up enough money through her self-help group and set up a shop in her village. Sulekha found many benefits of the SHG like job opportunities. She qualified to become an official Bank Correspondent Sakhi (BC Sakhi) and is awaiting her joining date.

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Urmila Devi

Can you set up your own saree factory in your backyard? This woman in Domir, Varanasi is doing just that. Urmila Devi started a small business with just two machine in her house. Financial crunch almost made her lose the two production units. But the resilient Social Saheli from Varanasi took it upon herself to […]

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Minakshi Singh

Minakshi Singh started her own business Sakhi Saheli Enterprises but found that there were many women in her village who needed a livelihood. Enter Beti Bachao self-help group which enables and empowers women to learn sewing and create their own products. Minakshi helms the trainings and wants more exposure for the women that are working […]

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Archana Singh

Meet Archana Singh who is not your average entrepreneur. She has jumped a total of 3 businesses but she is a smart businesswoman who has used the savings and profit from each venture to finance the next. From a goat-rearing venture to sewing clothes, today, Archana manufactures show rings for fans and has set up […]

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Ramvanti

Being a woman isn’t easy in this world, but being a single woman in rural India comes with its own burden of challenges. Ramvanti had had her fair share of ups and downs before she found a self-help group (SHG). What did the SHG do? It gave her a chance to define her path to […]

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