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महिला उद्योजक

Kokan Bazar was started in 2008 for the welfare of rural women and their financial independence. Our desire to help the women from Kokan, who lacked funds and organisational skills, resulted in starting a concept store in the heart of Shivaji Park, Mumbai. Our team works at a grass-root level with rural women by creating self-help groups, motivates them, trains them in dishing out staples, thereby facilitating 125 women from Kokan region by providing a platform for their 150 plus food products

nayan khadapkar

कर्मयोगिनी

Always working for the benefit of women, hand-holding them, financially assisting them and building entrepreneurs out of rural women, the strong woman behind Kokan Bazar rightly deserves the phrase, Karmayogini, acknowledged by MEDC. 

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After graduating from TISS, has worked with organizations like CASP, WHO, Maze-Maher, Stree-Vardhini and conducted various programs for lady entrepreneurs. Having worked for women’s welfare for more than 20 years, she strives to make them financially independent

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created a platform to provide a strong link connecting 125 rural women with their urban consumers.

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The Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC) and American Alumni Association (AAA) took a huge step forward in recognizing the women of Maharashtra, who have proved themselves able and active champions on the social, economic and governance front. Nayan received the award “Karmayogini” from our Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri. Prithviraj Chavan for the year 2012