Ashwini Vijay Nandan

Ashwini Vijay Nandan

Papad making

Ashwini hails from a small village in Nandurbar, Maharashtra. She joined UN Women’s SCE programme, a year ago, through gender training and entrepreneurship development programmes. After attending the gender training and EAP (Employee Assistance Programmes) training, Ashwini reached out to the SCE field staff. She wanted to learn more about enterprise SHG formation. She wanted to eventually develop her own SHG and started doing SHG savings. However, her family was opposed to the idea of her leaving the village for training and other programmes. This led Ashwini to request the SCE team and other members to conduct training within the village. The SCE team conducted three training sessions on enterprise development and digital and financial literacy. Ashwini and others convinced their family members, in order to attend these sessions at the Women Empowerment hub at Nandurbar. All 10 candidates attended the two-day DFL (Degree of Financial Leverage) training at the hub. After attending all the trainings Ashwini and her SHG members decided to establish the Papad-making business collaboratively. They have recently started their own SHG enterprise for papad making and are presently conducting relational and village level marketing, on a per order basis. Their income stands at INR 6000 and grows every month, minus expenses.

State : Maharashtra

Gender : Female

Sector : Food Processing

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UN Women India and PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action)