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The Ripple Effect of Women Empowering Women

25 Sep 2017 in buzz gelathi,community leaders,community problem solvers,gelathi,rural women leaders,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Bhagya, one of our Gelathi facilitators, has an interesting job – of identifying, grooming and empowering rural women leaders. It does sound ‘wow’, but when we gave her this job description, Bhagya’s face tried to conceal her apprehensions - “how exactly am I supposed to create leaders!” But this ambiguity

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Buzz Story Featured on The Better India

16 Jun 2017 in Better India,buzz india,combating poverty,entrepreneurship,financial literacy,leadership,Media Coverage,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

We recently got featured on The Better India, an exclusive positive news portal. Here is what The Better India wrote about us: This Orange Bus Rolls into Villages and Equips Women with All They Need to Combat Poverty Sometimes poverty is not just the lack of money, it is the

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Mission 2025 – One million women!

27 Apr 2017 in buzz india,entrepreneurship,financial literacy,mission 2025,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Our impact is pushing us to do more! We want to create more women who just can’t stay poor! Our simple two-half day training and long term hand-holding has miraculously changed the fortunes of 15000 low income women in the last five years. When we got to see how the

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When Our Women Laughed Heartily!

3 Apr 2017 in

By buzzadmin

These shy, genuine and hearty laughs make our work all the more worthwhile.

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How We Demystified Demonetisation for Rural Women through a Cartoon

30 Jan 2017 in cartoon,demonetisation,rural women

By buzzadmin

When the Indian government decided to demonetise the 500 and 1000 rupee notes, a lot of the women we work with came to us asking several doubts. Many of these rural women do not have bank accounts. They got paid, they transacted and they saved in cash. Some of them

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Bhagyalakshmi Now Knows How to Repay Her Debt of Rs 15 Lakhs

5 Dec 2016 in financial literacy,rural development,rural indian women,rural women,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Buzz India team was in Appasandra in Hoskote District last month and we trained over 30 women. After two days of training, one of the participants, Bhagyalakshmi walked up to us with a bright smile. She told us how the training has brought about not just an ordinary change in

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Malgudi to Malur: My journey from the storybook to the story

19 Jul 2016 in

By buzzadmin

  Anvita Ramachandran, a grade 12 student of The International School, Bangalore, traveled to Malur to meet the Buzz women as part of her school project. Read about Anvita's experience that took theory out of the textbook and brought it to life in the by-lanes of Malur. “15 minutes left. Tie up your

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The Buzz India philosophy

14 Jul 2016 in

By buzzadmin

Self-Shakti. In a nutshell, this is our philosophy. We believe every individual who wants to rise above their circumstances, can. We also believe that a woman, the fulcrum of her family and its most powerful influencer, by extension has the greatest influence on her community. All women have inherent leadership

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Buzz Gelathi Prathima: What’s in a name? (Part III)

23 Jun 2016 in finance,financial literacy,karnataka,livelihoods,personal development,rural empowerment,rural women,Self-Shakti,self-sufficiency

By buzzadmin

Buzz Gelathi Prathima of Agrahara Hosahally In the dusty back roads of the Malur villages, the Buzz Gelathis shape a quiet revolution Agrahara Hosahally is not only a mouthful, it’s also a long way off from Malur. We’re going to meet Prathima, the Buzz Gelathi who had impressed the audience

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Buzz Gelathi Chandrakala: What’s in a name? (Part II)

23 Jun 2016 in education,financial literacy,karnataka,life skills,livelihoods,rural empowerment,rural women,savings,Self-Shakti,self-sufficiency

By buzzadmin

Buzz Gelathi Chandrakala of Abbenhalli. In the dusty back roads of the Malur villages, the Buzz Gelathis shape a quiet revolution Chandrakala welcomes us into her spacious, cool hall and spreads a large coir mat. We are in Abbenhalli. “Let me make some coffee,” she says shyly. It’s nearly 1:00

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Buzz Gelathi Asha: What’s in a name? (Part I)

23 Jun 2016 in education,financial literacy,karnataka,life skills,livelihoods,rural empowerment,rural women,savings,Self-Shakti,self-sufficiency,women

By buzzadmin

Buzz Gelathi Asha of Madivala, Malur. In the dusty back roads of the Malur villages, the Buzz Gelathis shape a quiet revolution Driving off the Malur main road, we enter the dusty back roads of a small hamlet, Madivala. We’re here to meet Asha, one of the Buzz Gelathis. Asha

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Exploring Buzz Africa

15 Sep 2014 in africa,education,rural empowerment,women

By buzzadmin

Within 2.5 years of buzzing in India we are exploring buzzing in Africa with a local partner. We cannot divulge more details until it is finalised but there is a lot of positive movement in that direction. We did a needs assessment study on the ground in Kenya along with

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Panel discussion on Economic Empowerment of Women

12 Sep 2012 in finance,karnataka,rural empowerment,rural india,savings,women

By buzzadmin

Uthara Narayanan received an invitation to be part of a panel discussion on economic empowerment of women. It was an excellent forum to present Buzz India. Buzz India was presented as a mechanism to increase participation of women in the economic process through building their financial and entrepreneurial capability. The audience

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