Asserting their independence
Deepali, tailor and supervisor, Jivdani Mahila Mandal was eager to join a brand-new cooperative. At first things went smoothly as the artisans registered the business, set up a banking account and started production. Soon, however, they realized that the woman they had chosen as supervisor was misusing her power. The group was in disarray and missing deadlines. Removing her was not straightforward and involved legal and financial issues. The women had to work together to resolve the crisis. Deepali was to take over as supervisor and the future now looks bright.