I am very happy to say that we have found their performance extremely satisfactory. In fact, SPADE’s evolution from a Research Consultancy organization to a field level Implementing Agency… has been a very very interesting experience for all of us.
I grow vegetables
I sell my produce at Kashipur Market. I am not allowing any middleman in my business – hence I am enjoying a higher rate of profit. Since I am producing at a very small scale – I could sell my produce directly in the market. During the winter I shall cultivate Ridged Gourd (Jhinga). First of all, I shall repay the present loan and then again I shall take a fresh loan… and this could happen because of NABARD-SPADE initiative for building Women Self Help Groups in this part of Purulia.
Penalty for not attending meetings
The penalty may not have such strong impact but getting penalized in front of other members is an embarrassment which perhaps is a reason for the rejuvenation of our group. The Trainer-cum-Supervisor of SPADE, consulted with the office bearers of the group for devising a measure to avert this low level of attendance and participation.