MANINI is a Self Help Group (SHG) of women from different villages in Tiptur taluk in Tumkur district in Karnataka. MANINI was founded with the objective to empower rural women economically and socially. It is supported by the NGO Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE).
The SHG produces and markets various value-added products like dried vegetables and millet products. Local women supply various food and non-food products like cloth bags, paper bags, masks to MANINI, which then markets the products. All food products sold under MANINI are FSSAI certified, non-food products are tested for quality. TIDE introduces various livelihood options to MANINI, conducts technology training, enterprise training, soft skill training, and provides facilitation services to grow MANINI. TIDE has offered its Women’s Technology Park (WTP) for production activities of MANINI which currently includes millet products, dried vegetables, areca leaf sheath products, and tailoring.
MANINI is an excellent model demonstrating value addition for local produce, income generation for rural women and farmers, and contributing to the local economy.
Kalpana – Successful Ragi entrepreneur employing other women
Veena - Areca entrepreneur
Shashikala - Employee at WTP Production unit and Resource person for paper Bag making and Ragi value addition training
Pushpa - Employee at WTP Bakery unit and Resource person paper Bag making and Ragi value addition
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