“While many people have lost jobs during Lockdown, I employ 6 and pay wages of Rs. 40,000 a month!”, beamed Pratibha Sunil Jadhav, a resident of village Mohadi, 40 Kms from Nasik.
She used to make Papad and supply primarily to traders in Pune & Nasik, with monthly turnover touching Rs. 3 lakh pre lockdown. As this wholesale supply chain was disrupted completely, the venture was under severe strain.
Pratibha started to activate her network of customers, friends & relatives in nearby villages and in Housing Societies in Nasik. This network has now effectively become her distribution chain, positioning the product as homemade and hygienic! Her husband was a big support, transporting her and the load of Papad to and from Nasik on his Bike every day. The business turnover dipped initially but is rising and would soon reach near pre-lockdown levels, with one difference: earlier she sold in wholesale at Rs. 120/ KG and now retails at Rs. 160!
That the network she created helps many women earn, motivates Pratibha to grow the chain and go digital. SarvaGram will ensure that access to affordable finance is not something she has to worry about, because Pratibha motivates SarvaGram to Grow.