Team Work – by Bhavyata, South Calcutta Girls’ College, Kolkata

To improve the economic condition of the women of the country, United Public of Tanzania actively promoted savings and credit societies in both rural and urban areas of the country. Government-established women’s bank provided training and credit that complemented other micro-financing and entrepreneurship programmes which benefited women a lot.

In India, the scheme – DWCRA is aimed to improve the socio-economic status of the poor women in the rural areas. Women are assigned in groups of 15 to 20 as a DWCRA group to work together as a team in a particular skill of interest which results in more sustainability as compared to individual efforts. The initial motto of the groups formed was ‘Save a rupee per day’ and the savings collected were deposited at the local banks or post offices for further use. Such schemes improve women’s living conditions.

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