BOP Business School for Rural Women
“In an age when business schools have become synonymous with stratospheric tuition fees and blue-chip faculties, the Mann Deshi Udyogini, or Udyogini Business School (estb. January 2007) is India’s, and perhaps the world’s, first and only B-school for unlettered rural women…”
“Funded largely by HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, coaches poor women in entrepreneurship, accountancy, bank finance, marketing skills and confidence-building for a piffling Rs150 (US$3.70) for a three-month basic course and Rs600 for a six-month advanced one…Plans are also brewing for a “Business School on Wheels” to target women in remote areas who can’t travel to Vaduj.”
“Economist, farmer and activist, Gala Sinha works for social change in some of the poorest and most drought-stricken areas of rural India…Her bank is the first in its region to provide life, accident and hospitalization insurance for women…Gala-Sinha has succeeded in changing government policy and law regarding property rights for women…”
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