By Digital Empowerment Foundation
Published on: Sept 20, 2022
By attending these training sessions, she is now able to assist her husband as well. Her husband didn’t know much about the phone, so she tried to teach him as well.
Sanjida is a woman entrepreneur; she runs a small clothes shop. She is not well-educated. One day Poonam came to her house and said, “I work for an organization called Digital Empowerment Foundation, and I’ve brought some programs related to digital book keeping and literacy for women.” Poonam is a master trainer who is training these women.
Sanjida was told to use an app called MeraBills to estimate the expenses and incomes to understand how much profit or loss she is making. She agreed to work with Poonam. She has completed training on digital and financial literacy as well as training on MeraBills app, but she wants to learn more. She has learned a lot like the use of Google search, YouTube, saving contacts, photo-video editing etc. She also learnt about how to order things online.
By attending these training sessions, she is now able to assist her husband as well. Her husband didn’t know much about the phone, so she tried to teach him as well. Her permanent customers take items from her shop and give half of the total payable amount. She used to note it down in the register but now she lets them know through MeraBills by sending the reminders. Because they receive regular reminders they now give her the remaining amount sooner. She started communicating with customers using a smartphone and this increased her customer base as well.
She is using YouTube and Google as the platforms for understanding her business well to earn more. Poonam also shares information about schemes to the women entrepreneurs while training. Having gained awareness at work, now she makes sure that her kids complete their homework to instill the same awareness in them.