SIBC flagged off the National Project ASHA in July 2021. During the COVID times, street vendors / small businesses have been significantly impacted. Most people are shopping online with the result that street vendors like vegetable / fruit / flower vendors and small-time businesswomen are having a challenging time running their homes. Through this project, we hope to assist them in a small way to have working capital to buy goods.
The club donated money to two women who were shortlisted from 6 women interviewed by our members. The amount donated will help them purchase the required material to restart their business.
The two women selected are Latha and Rupali. Latha is a vegetable vendor who had to stop selling vegetables in societies due to Covid restrictions. Rupali is a massage professional who could not continue her services due to the lockdown. She will use the funds to purchase massage equipment like steam machines and oils and also purchase an apron and uniform to have a more professional look and upgrade herself.
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The project serves SDG #1 “No poverty” and SDG #5 “Gender Equality”