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Kudumbashree: A Network of the Poor

Women of Kudumbashree There is special kind of ‘network effect’ and ‘platforms’ we should be talking more of. ‘Kudumbashree’ was setup in 1997 as a poverty eradication and women’s empowerment program by Kerala government. ‘Kudumbashree’ (prosperity of the family)is the largest women’s network in the world. It covers more than [...]
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Self Employed Women’s Association

What is the story of SEWA? SEWA began as groups of urban poor — marginalized, disempowered, migrant cartloaders, vendors, rag pickers — who came together to ensure basic dignity of work and labor for themselves. It started in 1971 as a wing within TLA (Textile Labour Association), the then powerful [...]
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