We hail from the coastal Markandi village in Ganjam and mainly depend on marine fishing for our livelihoods. VIEWS supported strengthening our women SHG by organizing capacity building trainings, and exposure visits at state and national level. SHG members of our federation are now engaged in fish business and micro enterprise. Our attitude towards girl child education also changed. Now we send our children to school and adolescent girls to learn skills trainings to gain their self employment.
B.Gopamma,President, Divya Jyoti Mahila Vikas, Markandi