Female entrepreneurship is vital for our future. Collectively we can make a change by closing the gap between men and women in the workforce.
Entrepreneurs are those adventurous, daredevils who drive deep into the pressing problems of society and try to find solutions to them, not by leaving the responsibilities in the reins of the government or business, but by trying to change systems as a whole and persuading societies to take new initiatives
India being a growing economy is a hotspot for young entrepreneurs. With a large population of more than 130 crores, businesses all over the world see it as a potential destination for establishing a start-up. For years, males dominated the business industry, leaving less or no room for females. But the trend has changed now. More and more women are jumping into the business and many have successfully established globally renowned brands. Creating job opportunities for a large number of people, the women have braved the societal pressures and stereotypes to come up with the solutions that are far more reliable and innovative.
recent years, Maharashtra has witnessed an increase in women-owned businesses in fields such as household Industry, fashion, farming, IT, manufacturing, oil, and more. The development has broken the gender stereotype where women are depicted as weaker and incapable.
These bold and fearlessly ambitious entrepreneurs are shaping the future of Maharashtra, serving as mentors to millions of women and youths.
In our Entrepreneur series today we are introducing you a very dynamic and popular Entrepreneur of Kharghar who is known for her remarkable and outstanding performance in the field of Social Work who always believes in Women Empowerment. Yes we are talking about Avantika Dinesh Chaskar, she shares her Entrepreneurial journey with Hello Mumbainews.com reporter Sejal Bhise
Astha Mahila Nagari Sahakari Patsanstha
Founder : Avantika Dinesh Chaskar
Famous As : Social Entrepreneur
Headquarter : Kharghar
There are so many women’s in our society who wants to stand on their own feet and have different skills, but due to lack of capital, many dreams remain unfulfilled. Women’s are working hard whole day to help their family, but they do not even think of expanding their business, because of the capital. Along with other problems at home, illness, children’s education, there are so many thing to deal with. Avantika was experiencing this very closely, because she was running a self help group called Astha. While working in self-help groups, she were able to see and experience many problems of women and that is why 13 women members of the self-help group decided to set up a credit union with the aim of helping such women.
In the year 2014, Astha Mahila Nagari Sahakari Patsanstha was born. All 13 women took the necessary training and acquired some skills. In beginning, all of them invested Rs. 25000 each. And in starting they got 350 members. This number of members has increased to 1500 and now their annual turnover of their credit union has gone up to 10 million.
Currently they work in Kharghar to Panvel only, but in future they want to expand this area to Mumbai. They are making many efforts for this.
In fact, if don’t keep our any belonging we didn’t get the loan. But this credit union is exception. Here people are taught to save money first. For this they asked to pay pygmy and then the loan is given. At the same time, there are still many facilities available in their credit union. Therefore, the members also gets benefits equally.
If you take a loan, you have to repay it. Although this is true that there are numerous problems with debt collection, says Avantika. Facing many ups and downs, they are still working for the people and doing social service.