Jyotiben McWan

Coordinator, Self Employed Women’s Association, Kheda District. In this district most of the women factories, SEWA had organised 100000 women who are tobacco workers from 600 villages of Kheda district for full employment, including social security services like Child care, Health care etc. We also have district level savings and credit association of women as well.

1992 to 1999 Coordinator of Shaishav Child Care programme in Kheda District.
SEWA started a child care programme in 1989 for the tobacco worker as in 1989 for the tobacco workers as no child care center facilities were available in villages. So women workers faced problem of adjusting work and child care although by law. Tobacco factories are supposed to have Crèches. Through Childcare programme we took care of the children in all ways of their nutrition, health and development .the impact of these monthly increase of Rs. 100 to 150 in their income, as they could go out and earn. We also have registered a District Level Cooperative of this programme. Co-ordinate, SEWA’s Rural Savings and Credit programme (Micro finance) in eleven districts of Gujrat. Responsible for organizing and monitoring over 4000 micro finance groups. Training and capacity building og group leaders and micro finance organisors.
In November 1991,presented a paper on our childcare work at the Association of women in development (AWAID) conference in Washington D.C.U.S.A.

1986 to 1989 Coordinator, SEWA Child Care programme in Ahmedabad.
1982 to 1986 Supervisor of Child Care Programme in ‘Bhartiya Gramin Mahila Sangh’, Ahmedabad.

Honours Received

Vyavsaylakshi Mahila puraskar (Award for promoting Women’s employment)
Special Leadership Award(Both Award given by Gujarati Catholic samaj)