Regional Coordinator – Om Ganeshaal Institute
Bhandara District, Maharashtra – India
Madhuri is an environmental activist, trainer, and current member of the Gram Panchayat. There is a fifty percent reservation for women in GPs, and she plans to serve out her term and seek re-election. She sees the potential to create opportunities for women’s economic empowerment from her position within local government. Madhuri is a master trainer and trains women on waste management, health, budgeting (especially for the environment), and does skill-building with them on making reusable jute bags. Her vision is to empower women with access to funding (loans) and education to create a sustainable future in an environmentally-focused economy.
Rise Up Cohort: CIP India – 2018