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Ndonwi commented on Cabs for Women By Women: India

Achievers are great men for when they are gone their memories remain with the people.

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Ndonwi commented on Cabs for Women By Women: India

Great idea! Hope this will empower women to emerge with strong leadership to combat femicide and infanticide in India.

Thank you Anne- Laure for your comment and the questions you raised. In fact it was really a daunting and challenging experience to us as a team and individuals but i must confess that it is really rewarding as well. in terms of what works i would say micro credit project is best implemented through pre-financing of productions rather than direct credits, so that the financier becomes the marketer to recover the credit. Also it is good to ffer some financial management trainings before engaging communities and individuals through such initiatives. In addition, these kind of project work well with women than men. Last but not the least success entails constant follow up and follow through.
In terms of what did not work, we realized that men were highly deliquent in the process and so it is not too comfortable involving them in such initiatives. They lack passion . Second, individuals should benefit from such initiatives through solidarity networks, Self help groups and Community Based organisation as funds are disbursed in the name of a group and not individuals. Thirdly, I didnot find the immediate support , so this means no matter how lofty our ideas may be, it is always imperative to raise initial fund through other means than counting on funders. This can be frustrating you know! The trainers and mentors came within the organisation. Further it is worth noting that some of this great ideas meet internal and external resistance, constraints but you will have to mustard courage.
I worked relentlessly for the mentoring and coaching . It gave me real opportunity to work as the initiator , CEO, Director and Founder and carrier of the vision.