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1043 Slum Women Entrepreneurs Participate In Trade Exhibition

posted Mar 20, 2020, 4:56 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Mar 20, 2020, 4:56 AM ]
Mumbai, 12-March-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) in joint collaboration with Mendonsa Foundation, organized number of events from 1st to 12th March for fostering entrepreneurship skills among the SHG women residing in slums of Mumbai. These events were held under the aegis of ‘MGL Vidya Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS) speaking on the occasion said, “During the last one year we have trained more than 1000 women from the slums of Mumbai in various skills and now we are committed to give them marketing opportunities.”

Women who underwent income generation training for last one year, mentored by DBDS, participated in the trade exhibition held at Phoenix Mall in Kurla. The enterprising women of Krishna SHG and Anmol SHG exhibited their domestic cleaning products and various types of spices for sale. Shri Nawab Malik (Minister of Minority Development, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Government of Maharashtra) visited the stalls and encouraged them to expand their business to other areas as well.

In another exhibition held at St. Regis 7Star Hotel, women of other DBDS mentored SHGs exhibited their products like spices, candles and cloth bags, managing to make a good sale from those who visited the exhibition.

These events have not only empowered the slum women but also gave them a rich experience to learn and interact with other entrepreneurs and in networking with them. DBDS has organised many such events during the course of last one year to promote entrepreneurships skills and provide marketing opportunities.
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