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179 EXTRA INCOME FOR THE SLUM WOMEN IN MUMBAI

posted Nov 30, 2017, 6:20 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 6:20 AM ]
MUMBAI, 29-November-2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a two days training workshop on ‘Indian Spices and Fancy Candle Making Business’ on 27 and 28 November 2017 for the Self-Help Group (SHG) women from Ashok-Nagar slum in Mumbai. This training programme was held under the aegis of ‘Flood Relief Project’ supported by Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.

Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff - DBDS) welcomed the resource person. The objective of this training was to impart skill and knowledge on spice making & fancy candle making as micro business for supplementary income of the families connected to this project. 50 SHG members completed the entire training. The training was held in association with ‘Sankalp Vidhyarthi sangh’.
Mrs. Kalpana Darade and Mrs. Manju Bhagawat were the resource persons.

During the training six different kinds of spices and fancy Candle making were taught to participants. This included Goda Masala, Biryani Masala, Chat Masala, Chole Masala, Tea Masala Chat masala etc. They also given training on marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of product. The participants dedicatedly learnt the skills and were determined to start-up a small business. Spices and Fancy Candle’s Raw material was also distributed to participants to help them in starting their business.

“I am grateful to Don Bosco for this training; this has benefited me a lot,” said Mrs. Rehana Shaikh. Towards the end of the workshop, Mrs. Kulsum Khan (SHG member) proposed the vote of thanks.