I was in India in February earlier this year, purely on a social mission. You see, I had spent the last 6+ months scouring the country looking for accountable, transparent and most importantly impactful NGOs to partner with in India, primarily those that support and empower women and girls. So when I planned my trip to India, I basically planned all my activities and meetings back-to-back to maximise my time. I was spending an entire week away from my two children, which is not an easy feat and is not an opportunity to be wasted.
I'm Jitna, the founder and one-woman team behind Shakti.ism, a social enterprise with a mission to empower and employ disadvantaged women in India and beyond. I thought I’d share a quick update on my women’s empowerment project for anyone who's interesting in following along.