Session for Vakola Slum Citizens
Poonam Mahajan is a Member of Parliament from Mumbai North Central and a politician of the BJP. She is also the President of the Basketball Federation of India
Her core areas of focus include- Urban Infrastructure, Safety and Empowerment of Women and Environment as well as Animal Protection.
She has been at the forefront of making Mumbai an International Financial Services Centre, with a first of its kind event – ‘Mumbai Next’ followed by setting up task force for the implementation of Mumbai as an IFSC.
She being Aware about our work , gave us an opportunity to conduct a Financial Empowerment Session for women in slums as it being her core area. There were almost 150 ladies present for the session.
We touched on the topics like importance of saving , starting early and educating their children regarding the same, Jan Dhan Yojana , Sukanya Samridhi scheme , SIP Benefits etc.
Women wanted to understand the different avenues in detail and get started with it. They were enlighten about the importance of saving and planning for the future. Also keeping some at side for own needs or even emergencies.