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When One Woman Shared Her Learning to Impact the Lives of 12 Other Women

15 Oct 2018 in collective security system,financial literacy,rural women empowerment,ruralwomen,women's collective

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Bharathi and a friend did the job of cutting and trimming of clothes made at a factory near her village, Machohalli Colony. They would collect clothes from the factory, do the job at their homes and return it. One day Bharathi happened to hear about the Buzz training that was

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When a Wife Decided to Start a Business for Her Disabled Husband

7 Aug 2018 in financial literacy,ruralentrepreneurship,social change,women empowerment

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It was fifteen years ago that Rukmini’s husband Muniraj was diagnosed with a debilitating health condition. Unable to move around on his own or work or earn an income, Muniraj became homebound. Since then, the family has been surviving on the meager income that Rukmini earned working as a helper

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The Buzz Experience from the Diary of Our Intern

25 Jul 2018 in buzz story,financial literacy,financial literacy training,internship with Buzz India

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An eleventh grader from New York, Anokha Venugopal, interned with us for a month and here's a lovely write up from her visit to our fieldwork. She adds colour to her words with her beautiful photographs.  Armed with my backpack filled with oreos, a cheese-tomato sandwich, buttermilk mixed with protein

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Mission Gold Chain

7 May 2018 in financial literacy,rural development,women empowerment

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Jayamma of Jatti Agrahara village, like most village women, consumed at least three to five betel leaves every single day. ‘Paan’, as it is called, costs them more than Rs 20 per day. When Goverdhan delivered the Buzz Training in Jayamma’s village, he nudged her to think about what were

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A 65-Year-Old Finds an Alternate Source of Income

19 Apr 2018 in alternate source of income,entrepreneurship,financial literacy,rural entrepreneurship,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

65-year-old Siddagangamma works as a helper at the village Aanganwadi in Bailapura, Bangalore rural. After attending the Buzz training delivered by Bhavith, Siddagangamma went home was caught up in thoughts. She was absolutely driven by the thought that she should do something about her financial situation. After weighing various options,

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What Padma Did on the First Day of Her Job Has Made Us a Better Team

13 Oct 2017 in financial literacy,women empowerment

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Probably the coldest response to the announcement and mobilisation efforts for our training at any village till date came from Gollarahatty. That too, the problem landed at the hands of a newbie trainer. Padma had attended trainings before of senior trainers and delivered trial trainings. But this day she was

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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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Rajeshwari Is Perhaps the Fastest Entrepreneur We Have Seen Till Date

31 Mar 2017 in financial literacy,micro entrepreneurs,rural entrepreneurship

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Rajeshwari had walked into Aswini’s training session in Gubbi village without much expectation. Rajeshwari had decided that she will go the nearby town to find herself a job as a data entry operator. She wasn’t happy about that decision considering that she will have to commute a long distance on

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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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The Piggy Banks of Rampura

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

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Venkatlakshmamma with her piggy bank. It catches our eye as soon as we enter the anganwadi center (government-run day care) in Rampura - four piggy banks occupy pride of place on a small shelf on the wall. We’ve come to meet Venkatalakshmammma, the anganwadi teacher and her assistant Sowbhaghya, who’s

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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

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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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