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Rupashree Gets a Grip Back on Her Life after Her Husband’s Death

15 Nov 2018 in financialfreedom,financialliteracy,inspirational stories from rural india,ruralwomen,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

After the second day of Buzz India’s training in Kammasandra village, Rupashree walked up to our trainer Murthy with tears in her eyes. She thanked him profusely for the knowledge that he shared. She then shared with him that she’s a widow, at just the age of 28, and has

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Rising from the Depression of a Daughter’s Death

12 Nov 2018 in fighting depression,financial freedom,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Natalena was angry, miserable, shocked and in the grip of a grief that she couldn’t shake off her soul. How could a mother come to terms with the fact that her daughter committed suicide? And Natalena sought to punish herself by rejecting life. But life has its own ways to

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From Zero Income to Rs 7000 per Month – Aswathamma’s Entrepreneural Breakthrough

17 Sep 2018 in entrepreneurial development,rural entrepreneurship,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Ashwathamma of Thottadaguddadahalli never earned any income till the age of 41. She never thought that she could be an earning member of her family. Time has its own ways of making things work and such was the case with Aswathamma. She happened to attend Buzz India’s training and unsettled

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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

By buzzadmin

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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Sumalatha Found the Courage to Start Her Own Beauty Parlour and Tailoring Business

17 May 2018 in entrepreneurial development,rural enterprise,rural entrepreneurs,rural entrepreneurship,rural start ups,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Sumalatha remembers how in her small house she would do eyebrows for her customers while her bedridden husband would lie behind a curtain. She stitched clothes from the house and was struggling to make ends meet. Sumalatha is a skilled tailor and had undergone a training course to become a beautician.

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Mission Gold Chain

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

By buzzadmin

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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When Our Trainer Was Invited as the Chief Guest for a Women’s Day Event

23 Apr 2018 in international women's day,rural women empowerment,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Tejaswini, our trainer, was taken aback by surprise when the women of Kammasandra village invited her as Chief Guest for their Women’s Day programme. In typical womanly humility, she tried telling them “No, I’m no great woman to deserve this honour.” But for the women, Tejaswini was their trainer who

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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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‘I Became Courageous’

23 Jan 2018 in buzz training impact,confidence,courage,self-esteem,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

When Manikanta closed his training at Amarahalli village and was collecting feedback from the women he trained, Lakshmamma shared a powerful answer. To his question on how her life changed after she attended our training, she said ‘I became courageous’. This answer has so many layers to it. Lakshmamma had

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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

By buzzadmin

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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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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Meet Ganesh, Our Talented Trainer, Whose Sessions Are Simply a Treat

12 Jul 2017 in buzz india training,ganesh,trainer,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

“I want to do my bit in bringing as many women as possible outside the confines of the walls that restrict them from living a fulfilling life.”  - Ganesh C K, Trainer, Buzz India. When Ganesh stands in front of a training group, it is like you set off fireworks.

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We Do Not Know How to Measure This Impact!

3 Jul 2017 in buzz gelathi,inspirational stories from rural india,rural women,rural women leaders,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Pankajakshi is one of our Buzz Gelathis, or community leaders, from Tumkur. She was among 20 other women attended the workshop that we organized for Buzz Gelathis. The workshop was intended to help them become problem solvers in their own lives and in their communities. Unexpectedly, the workshop became a

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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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Lakshmi-Saraswati Story

16 Feb 2017 in animation,financial management,rural women leaders,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Here's a sweet little animation video about managing finances that we use in our training sessions with rural women. It's quite popular with the women. Hope you like it too!

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The Power of Growing Leaders within the Community

28 Dec 2016 in buzz gelathi,community leaders,community problem solvers,women empowerment

By buzzadmin

Why we chose to have Buzz Gelathis or Buzz friends in every village From the beginning, we were clear about one thing – we are not going to just impart trainings and disappear from the villages. What we want is not mindless addition to the number of women we train.

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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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