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
- 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)