Financial literacy: Tamil Nadu
The projects in Tamil Nadu focused on building the financial capabilities of artisans have gotten off to a great start, with training of trainers conducted earlier this month in Trichy. The training they prepared for included basic financial literacy, savings and budgeting, as well as how to use ATMs and app-based technology for financial transactions. We got a lot of positive feedback from the participants who emphasized the need for such training.
Scoping visits: Odisha
Industree’s teams conducted a wide variety of scoping activities in Odisha, including studying the existing handloom value chain in and around Koraput, Kotpad, and Bhanasuli and understanding how market access can be facilitated for tribal communities creating eco-friendly products from Sialy leaves collected in the forest.