Mahila Panchayt held successfully

Khudai Khidmatgar organized their third Mahila Panchayat on 13th march. Women from 20 villages had participated in the same, the women were from villages of Chireeganv block Banaras and Banaras City. These events are being conducted regularly.

Khudai Kidmatgar, Qamar Jahan and her team and working women groups from Banaras participated in the gathering. These groups have been working on government schemes like MNREGA and issues of domestic violence, human rights, sexual harassment, and economic empowerment.

These groups meet on the 4th day of every month in one of the villages where they are working. Of these 20 villages, in last 2 years, there are 15 self-help groups consisting of 15 to 20 members and each group has Rs. 15000/- to Rs. 30000/-  in their common savings pool and now totally out of the clutches of money lenders. They give out small loans to each other from the common pool and are mutually supporting each other financially.

It was indeed a pleasant surprise to see that these women are strongly committed to communal harmony. In the Mahila Panchayat when plans about expansion and documentation was discussed the city group decided to start their Centre too.

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