After receiving the Woman Exemplar Award, Kamal said to Ms. Prema Gopalan, Executive Director, SSP “I have never felt so happy in my life, and I’m proud that women like me are now recognized by CII and the President of our country. When asked about her message, poor women need to stop being afraid, and start two or three businesses at a time, so if one fails, they have at one business to support their families.”
“Kamal is one our grassroots women leader who is a mentor to many thousands of women. I have known her since 15 years, when she entered the bangle business, and soon shared her market connections with over hundred new women, helping them to earn incomes. She next approached the Electricity Board, to get the bill collection contract for many women. After that she grew her network to women in unconventional sector – as solar energy entrepreneurs with an ambition of creating solar communities and tackling environment”, Prema Gopalan.
Kamal Kumbhar is a serial entrepreneur and leader of the grassroots women’s network of Swayam Shikshan Prayog from Hinglajwadi, Osmanabad, Maharashtra. https://twitter.com/sspindia/