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Interview with Urvi founder

Recently at Sackhumvit we had Ms.Rekha who is one of the founders of the NGO URVI. She was here to train our budding women entrepreneurs.She taught them how to make chocolate box and paper bag. We took this opportunity to speak to her and understand what drives her. Here are the excerpts from the interview.Ms. Rekha told us that she started URVI with her friend Ms.Nandini who is also a co-founder as an initiative to do some social service way back in the year 1992. They are both diploma holders in screen printing and wanted to put this skill to use. They started screen printing with a few women in the vicinity who could use the extra money. Since it was manual, there was a lot of training involved. Ms. Rekha tells us that training these women started a ripple effect where they were able to employ more women for the job. Now their initial trainees have become mentors and it a proud moment for the duo to see their protegees take over as teachers. Ms.Rekha is always happy to come to Sackhumvit and train as she hopes that the women here can greatly benefit too as they are extremely talented. She finds the women here very enthusiastic and willing to learn. She has a long standing association with our trust.