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working with a women's group on village level herbal enterprise...

amazing team, great enthusiasm, conviction is high. so, can they pull off a village level herbal wellness products based  enterprises? i don't know. we  started a series of interactions with them to understand their needs and build the required capacity in them for furthering their skill and knowledge levels. "how much do you want the business to grow?" - so, they decided to draw the bar diagram using their hands as measure!! their issues on enterprise management is centered around relationships - with clients, with shop keepers, with suppliers, with the NGO promoting the venture, with their own families, villages and other community institutions. here a larger group with the SHG women and the visitors from EKAM Foundation and CERES as well!! their questions around conviction elicit a strong response, 'of course, we tell people about our products!' says one with pride. 'of course, we sound strong when we talk to them', says another. so we