Hansaben Rathod leads the Hasrati Mahila Mandal group in Dhrangadhra, Gujarat. This group is a voluntary service organization which works for the betterment of the women in villages. Here's an interesting fact about this town. Dhrangadhra was one of the eight first-class princely states under the Bombay Presidency in British India.
Still deeply rooted in ancient Indian heritage, a part of the town's population still lives inside forts and at random nooks and corners, you will find old artifacts and historic monuments.
Coming back to our entrepreneur, Hansaben's woman owned small business sells ready-made sarees, blouses and chaniya cholis. From a time where she had no savings, she has come a long way and now can save up to Rs.5000 a month. But that is not all that Hansaben does. She is also a laborer during the day at a nearby factory. She works round the clock to support her family and to take care of her household.
On asking why why she started the business, she said that she was doing it to save money for her sons' education. Now with the Milaap loan and a successful business, she is able to think positively and lead a happy life.
You can also help these women fulfill their dreams of starting small businesses and be self supportive. Lend a little...change a lot!