MAVIM launches e-business portal for women

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Mumbai: Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM) launched its e-business portal for women farmers and entrepreneurs. MAVIM’s e-business portal is an online marketplace built by its technology partner ESDS Software Solutions.

The e-business portal enables women to showcase and sell their products to a larger audience and enhance trade opportunities. This portal is a technologically advanced marketplace for various business activities, including both the buyer and supplier eco-systems for trading.

The Maharashtra state government declared MAVIM as a nodal agency on January 20, 2003, to implement various women empowerment programmes through Self Help Groups (SHGs).

MAVIM is under the aegis of the Women and Child Welfare Department and is the State’s ‘Women Development Corporation’.

It is committed to creating business opportunities and prospects for women and investing in human capital and the capacity building of women. And it is making them economically and socially empowered and enabling them to access sustainable livelihoods.

The aim is to enhance the overall capacities of women, with self-confidence and independence. Also to promote entrepreneurial development of women and synchronize employment opportunities and market linkages.

In addition, facilitate women’s rights to equal opportunities, prosperity, and participation in governance and build grassroots institutions for SHGs as a way forward to sustainable development. There are 1.5 million women organised and connected to MAVIM through various SHGs.

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