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190 Indian Spice Making Workshop as Micro Business Activity for Slum Women

posted Dec 19, 2017, 3:44 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 3:44 AM ]
Mumbai, 16-Dec-2017:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized a two day income generation workshop on ‘Indian Spices Making Business’ for the women members of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) from the Antop Hill slum in Mumbai. This training programme was held under the aegis of ‘Flood Relief Project’ supported by Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.

The objective of this training was to impart skill and knowledge on spice making as micro business for supplementary income of the families residing in slum. Around 60 women participated and completed the training. Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Programme Coordinator - DBDS) welcomed the resource persons Mrs. Ujjwala Dorugade. During the training the participants learnt to make 8 different kinds of spices: Chole Masala, Biryani Masala, Pavbhaji masala, Malvani Masala, Kolhapuri Masala, Chicken Masala, Garam masala Haidrabadi Masala etc.

The participants were also taught marketing, costing, budgeting, pricing and branding of product. The participants were interested in starting ‘spice making’ as a micro business activity which could be operated from their home. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Ms. Basanti Solanki (Staff – DBDS) who also had made all the necessary arrangements for this workshop.