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I found an interesting article in an Indian newspaper a few days ago about women and entrepreneurship via handicrafts. The Department of Handicrafts in Kashmir organized an awareness camp in a local village, which included educating women from isolated parts of the region on how they can turn their skills into a sustainable source of income. The governments wants to ensure that this form of entrepreneurship will have the maximum social impact through micro credit loans that are provided to each entrepreneur individually, a managerial subsidy if they work collectively as a cooperative society or cluster, and through education.
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