Backed by Self-Help Groups, Women in Bharuch Learn to Stand on their Feet


Surekhaben Bhadigar and Jayshree Prajapati have seemingly small jobs: while Bhadigar rolls incense sticks for a living, Prajapati makes clay idols of gods. The two women, however, are quietly scripting their own success stories in Gujarat’s Bharuch district. A part of Bharuch’s 509 self-help groups (SHGs), which are trying to mitigate the financial woes of the district’s women, both Bhadigar and Prajapati are successful entrepreneurs in their own right today. Read More

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