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241 EXPOSURE FOR SLUM WOMEN: Training For Becoming Business Entrepreneurs

posted Feb 20, 2018, 6:12 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 6:12 AM ]
17-Feb-2018, Mumbai: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organised an exposure visit to Micro Business Enterprises in Pune for the Self-Help Group (SHG) women residing in the slums Mumbai. 15 women from different SHGs participated in the exposure visit conducted held under the aegis of project supported by Don Bosco Mondo, Germany.

The purpose of this exposure visit was to give an opportunity to women to practically experience the working, operations and functioning of a small business by interacting and speaking to the entrepreneurs. The first visit was to ‘Lavanya Masale’ located in Transport Nagar in Nigadi (Pune). Lavanya Masale is into spice making and selling business. This business was started by a SHG and they manufacture all types of spices (masalas). The participants also visited the factory where the spices were actually prepared and were able to witness how different types of spices are prepared.

The participants were very much fascinated and thrilled by the visit and most of them are very excited to start a small business. Two staff from DBDS animated this exposure visit. “We are certain that at-least a few of our women will start some small scale business after completing the entire series of exposure program that we have organized for them,” said Fr Rolvin D’Mello (Executive Director – DBDS).