Zeenita Patra

Program coordinator women entrepreneurship since March 2022

“Being brought up in cities during most of my early years, I came to realize that I had missed out on recognizing a raw and natural potential of the rural parts of India. With an urge to explore and learn more, for the past 4 years I’ve closely worked with individual farmers/ producers, FPCs, SHGs, Artisans, Craftsmen, Govt. & Non-Govt. bodies for livelihood generation & augmentation, research, capacity building, monitoring, with hands-on experience in production, processing, and marketing of various rural commodities.

I gained an insight from my work and relationships that women are an essential all-rounder contributor in our society. When engaged in activities they are passionate about, it brings them independence – mentally, financially, and socially. Even through the obstacles, they carry their responsibilities so gracefully.

As a part of Women on Wings and through our zestful partners, I aim to support these women to grow and flourish, as we create countless sustainable opportunities for them to find their self-worth and transform into their dauntless selves.”