Diverse women!

The project in Mumbai encouraged the formation of self-help groups among slum women.

The goals of these groups were focused on building and supplying joint savings accounts, and on creating joint income generating activities.

Members could request a loan from their group according to their needs (business, education, housing, medical expenses, etc.).


Groups started commercial activities such as:

  • ESewing/embroidery/recycling of old saris
  • ECanteens / snacks / food supplements for children
  • EStationery
  • EBasketwork
  • EManufacture of soaps / incense sticks / spices, etc.

Implemented from 2001 to 2012
Location: Bandra East Mumbai, India
Local Partner: Centre for Study of Social Change (CSSC)