Mushrooms and cow dung make women in Philibhit self-sufficient

Mushrooms and cow dung make women in Philibhit self-sufficient

Early December 2015, Women on Wings co-founder Ellen Tacoma and joint MD Shilpa Mittal Singh had the opportunity to visit Philibhit, Uttar Pradesh, through Ms. Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister of Women and Child Development in the Government of PM Narendra Modi, to explore collaboration with the Ministry.

The Ministry has been working on a few projects to generate income for the rural women in the Philibhit area. The women have been trained in certain skills like growing mushrooms, handicrafts and products made of water hyacinth. Although in an early stage of business, we identified significant potential of growth and therefore sustainable work and income for women.

During their visit, Ellen and Shilpa were interviewed by a local newspaper.

“Fantastic experts, board members, employees and other stakeholders support us in our work and share the same ambition: to take rural families out of poverty by creating employment for women.”

Maria van der Heijden
Co-founder at Women on Wings

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