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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

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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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‘Why don’t you come in and have a cup of coffee?’

15 Mar 2016 in education,finance,karnataka,kolar,rural empowerment,rural india,rural tales,women

By buzzadmin

  Driving through the washed-out, slush-filled village roads in Malur, I marvel that life still goes on despite the dismal conditions. I watch a little child with plastic covers wrapped around his feet like bandages, his makeshift shoes; he wades expertly through ankle deep slush. I hold my breath: Will

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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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My journey to India

4 Apr 2014 in education,finance,karnataka,rural empowerment,rural india,rural tales,savings,women

By buzzadmin

It was the 19th of March, Malur (India). It would be an unforgettable and impressive day. Please let me share my story with you. At 8.30 am on a sunny morning we left Bangalore for a 2 hour drive to the village Malur. We couldn’t find the exact location we

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Shobha is making profits

13 Oct 2012 in education,finance,karnataka,rural empowerment,rural india,savings,women

By buzzadmin

Shobha came to us and said she wanted a loan. We are happy to announce that within 2 months of taking the Self-Shakti Program reaching her, she has opened her boutique by financing her capital amount partly from her savings and partly from her cousin. She moved her tailoring business from within her home

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