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40-year-old Kala is the leader of the Madhu SHG, a group formed by the women of the Kewat fishing community. This group of women are multi-talented, they take out their boats to fish as well as work in the fish-processing sector. Seasonal fluctuations in the fishing industry doesn’t help the savings for these fisherwomen. Our SHGs are trained in group saving, so Kala and others use these savings to tide through the fluctuating markets. Fishing is also a highly equipment-intensive industry and this group of women need constant upgrades in fishing gear, nets and navigational equipment. This is where Hand in Hand India stepped in with a business development loan for the group. With a prayer to their river Goddess Narmada and a little credit support from us, Kala and her group are rearing to test deeper waters!


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