Chetna Gala Sinha

Samhita-CGF’s expertise in supporting women entrepreneurs perfectly complemented Mann Deshi’s mission of empowering rural women with the tools and knowledge they need to break free from poverty’s grip.Supporting Mann Deshi through REVIVE, we supported more than 5,300 vulnerable women across Maharashtra with Returnable Grants and consistently saw close to 100% repayment rates in spite of the pandemic and multiple economic crises that the women had weathered. 

 Chetna Gala Sinha, Founder – Mann Deshi Foundation, talks about how this partnership provided holistic access to credit and livelihood support to women entrepreneurs at a time when they needed it the most.

Sapna Prabhakaran

Samhita-CGF, through REVIVE, and its approach to livelihood recovery was closely aligned with Avendus’ program on promoting entrepreneurship among rural women communities. Together, we addressed critical issues faced by women entrepreneurs: viz. access to finance, market linkages, and income diversification. We are on our way to impacting 800 women through Returnable Grants, with an astounding 97% repayment rate.

 Sapna Prabhakaran, Executive Director and Head – Marketing & Corporate Communications, Avendus talks about this amazing initiative.

Dr. Megha Phansalkar

Samhita-CGF’s collaboration with Tisser brought together multiple partners and funders committed toward the holistic growth of vulnerable women artisans by layering on complementary interventions. Google, MSDFF, Vinati Organics supported access to credit for the artisans, with an RG repayment rate of over 97%. The participants also received digital and financial literacy/prudence training through Linkedin as well as access to at least 2 social security schemes/entitlements through Samhita-CGF supported by CMS Swasti.

Dr. Megha Phansalkar, Founder – Tisser Artisans Trust, talks about how the partnership with Samhita-CGF through REVIVE ignited their entrepreneurial spirit in these women artisans, and paved the way for a brighter, more inclusive future.