Shalini, Savitri Bai Phule Kude: Leading the Lamp

Meet Mrs Shalini from Kude village. She is beneficiary of Savitri Bai Phule SHG Village Kude. KMCT is working on capacity building and awareness activities for tribal women. Since last two years KMCT had conducted many workshops on record keeping, group meeting on other group livelihood activities, strengthening the tribal women and promoting secondary income generating activities.

KMCT had worked on capacity building activities with Savitri Bai Phule SHG, Kude. Few seasonal group income generation activities were also introduced to group members. While others were looking support to start regular yearlong income generation activities; Shalini decided to start a business of her own. She came up with the idea to start a small Vegetable shop in her village. She goes to nearby vegetable producers and some time to wholesale market and purchase at discounted prices. Back in the village, she is selling those vegetables at retail price with a premium to cover her costs and some profits. By this, she is making around 300-400 per day.

She is lamp bearer of women entrepreneur who is taking a step forward to break the cycle of poverty and taking control of life in her own hands