Shashi Devi, Community Facilitator
Location: Nawada, Bihar, India
Shashi Devi, Community Facilitator, Nawada always disliked being limited to doing just household chores but did not know what else she could do. The slum that she lived in had very poor infrastructure and remained water logged for most of the year. When community mobilisation began, she saw an avenue to channel her contribution but had to overcome resistance from others in the slum and had to convince her husband to permit her to participate and become an SHG member. Shashi recounts the one time her family did not allow her to attend a training that required her to stay overnight outside Nawada however, the situation has since changed and she has been outstation several times. Shashi has formed 28 SHGs under SPUR.