Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal (MAVIM) launched its e-business portal with the goal to establish social and economic growth for women through Sustainable Development. The portal is a platform for women entrepreneurs and farmers to enhance trade possibilities and reach out to a larger market. This was launched on Women’s Day.
MAVIM was declared as a Nodal Agency by the Government of Maharashtra on 20th January 2003 to implement various women empowerment programs through Self Help Groups (SHGs). MAVIM is under the aegis of the Women and Child Welfare Department and is the State’s ‘Women Development Corporation’. MAVIM is committed to creating business opportunities and prospects for women and investing in human capital and the capacity building of women, thus making them economically and socially empowered and enabling them to access sustainable livelihoods. Women Empowerment.
The aim is to enhance the overall capacities of women, with self-confidence and independence. Also to promote entrepreneurial development of women and synchronize employment opportunities & market linkages. In addition, facilitate women’s rights to equal opportunities, prosperity, and participation in Governance and build grassroots institutions for SHGs as a way forward to sustainable development. There are 1.5 million women organized and connected to MAVIM through various SHGs.
It is an eBusiness portal for women to showcase and sell their products to a greater audience and enhance trade opportunities, with ESDS Software Solutions being their technology partner. This portal, created by ESDS, is a technologically advanced marketplace for various activities of the business, which includes both the buyer and supplier eco-systems for trading.