Mahila Umang

Mahila Umang

Business partner since December 2016

Mahila Umang Producer Company (Umang) is a collective of Self Help Groups (SHG) and producer shareholders in the Himalaya engaged in promoting livelihoods in order to improve the lives of hill women and their families.

Umang sets up producer groups at the grassroots based on the principles of fair trade and governed by the triple concerns of Ecology, Economy & Equity so that the maximum share of the consumer’s rupees reaches the producer-shareholder in the river basin.

By putting the last first, Umang organizes and builds upon the capacities of producer groups and services the entire chain from business to customers. It currently has 3,030 women members in mainly Uttarakhand and some in Himachal Pradesh. Umang works in the verticals Fruit Preserves, Honey, Himdkhadya (agri) and Knitting.

Umang is promoted by Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation, an NGO spearheading holistic mountain development programs in the Indian Himalayan region.

“Women on Wings brings us a unique and very valuable opportunity to work with and learn from the best business minds and support us as we address the challenge of increasing the number of jobs and livelihood opportunities for women in rural India.”

Zarina Screwvala
Founder & Managing Trustee at Swades Foundation

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