Poonji project aims to provide grants to financially marginalized women or groups of women, who do manual work or marginal business to support their family.
As the biggest difference between the rich and the rest is money, micro-entrepreneurs like vegetable selling, small ration shops, tailors, beauticians, etc. face great deal of difficulty in order to meet their basic needs as well as strengthen their livilihood.
As a part of the Poonji project we have created 10 self–help groups of 100 members respectively.
And these SHGs offers credit to the SHG in the form of both loans and grants, the interest generated is further used for the sustainability of the SHG. We also work on strengthening these SHG groups by providing regular training on different topics viz. handling finances, sustaining the group, sales and retailing skills.
In the medium and longer run, we will help the SHG members in expanding their business and building some wealth in association with other community focused enterprises
Patna, Bihar, India
These groups are formed in 10 different slums of Patna, the focus areas Lalu Nagar, Rukanpura, Haj Bahwan, Shashtrti nagar, PWD, Board Colony, PHD, Kaushal Nagar etc
In the given areas we have formed 10 different groups of SHG in order to support these women and financially strngthen these women and promote enterprenurship activties in these women.
Over 100 Micro-Entrepreneurs
with 100 women, each group consists of micro enterprenuers who are willing to learn and support their family
Story of strength and Deciation-Pooja
Once I understood the importance of education and money, I understood the benefit it will provide to me and my children, I am greatful that with each passing day I am learning new things and able to educate my family about the same- Raveena Devi, Haj Bhawan, Patna