The coalition selected five social entrepreneurs who had previously worked for the prosperity of the underprivileged sector of society. MG will provide a platform for these women entrepreneurs to expand their social enterprises to new heights and create job opportunities for more women in the community.
Speaking on the initiative, Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “As a progressive, cause-driven brand, MG has always driven efforts to empower more women in society. The WOMENTORSHIP program is a testimony to our commitment to enable job creation which could impact thousands of people. It is an attempt to perhaps get one step closer to create an ecosystem in which women train, support, and uplift each other."
Among the five social entrepreneurs women chosen: Smita Dugar, Bharti Trivedi, Jabeen Jambughodawala, Phoolbasan Bai Yadav, and Rupali Saini. Smita Dujar brought her design and craft know-how to the marginalized segment and expanded her reach from one village to 30 villages and 1,500 artisans. Bharti Trivedi, a teacher, has distributed menstrual hygiene kits to 20,000 girls across the country so far.
Jabeen Jambughodawala provided training and livelihoods to more than 1,500 tribal women in easte
Gujarat. Phoolbasan Bai Yadav has empowered women through agriculture, dairy, and incense sticks making in a remote area of Chhattisgarh. Finally, a young businesswoman, Rupali Saini, is helping women in Panchkula, Haryana, to preserve and develop the dying art of crochet.
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