The Community CoordinatorsAs the backbone of the Nano Finance system, the Coordinators play essential role in Nano Finance operations within each community, providing support, trust and loving care to the thousands of women who live in the dire condition of extreme poverty.
Pratima Sahu is the coordinator of Western Odisha. Her love for the organization and her unselfish desire to help other women have taught her to be a leader. Previously, she was in extreme poverty after loosing her husband at a very young age with two young children. She claims that Aamara Biswas has not only given her livelihood but strength to take care of her two sons. She tells she will always work for Aamara Biswas and help women.
Itishree Behera is the coordinator of fishermen’s village of Jagatsingpur district. She tells how she and the women from her village have come out from the four walls of their houses and started earning money through the Nano Finance system. She and her friends are proud to be part of Aamara Biswas
Aminah Nakayiza and Milly Nalukwago are coordinators for Kisoboka Nano of Our Biswas in the Busega community of Lubaga Division, Kampala. Milly is also the Country Coordinator for Our Biswas in Uganda, works as an early childhood teacher and is the mother of four children ages 8-19. Aminah is an amazing seamstress and makes beautiful quilted bags that she sells to help with school fees and meals for her family of five children, ages 3-14.
Solomon Bukundika and Priscilla Mbambu are coordinators for the Bliss Feme partner of Our Biswas in Kamughobe, Kasinga sub-county, Kasese District. Solomon is a professional development worker living in the community. Priscilla is one of the Bliss Feme women participating in the program.
Gita Pradhan, the coordinator of Khamara, Anugul district, says Aamara Biswas has brought wealth to her and her friends. By taking small loans multiple times for agriculture, all the women, including Gita, now have savings in the bank. She tells that since she started bringing money to the family, her husband loves her more. She strongly encourages women to be financially independent to earn respect from their husbands and other family members.
Annet Katusabe and Simon Kateeba are coordinators for the Albertine Rift and Kyaninga Community Conservation and Area Organization (ARKCCAO). Annet is the mother of three. Simon holds a degree in tourism and environmental management and is a community organizer in Kyaninga, Director of the ARKCCAO NGO, an experienced tour guide, an artist and the owner of two community guest houses.
Sushmita Mangaraj, from the Mahanga village of Cuttack district, tells that the Nano Finance has fulfilled her vision of helping the women of her village with minimal funds. She is surprised to see the impact of Nano Finance system on the women in a short period of time.
Kedar Sahani's unselfish dedication for the organization is worth mentioning. He is the main marketing person for the organization. The Aamara Biswas center was possible only due to his hard work and tireless effort. He monitors most of the projects undertaken by Aamara Biswas.
Nrusingha Khatua (Kati) has joined Aamara Biswas organization in January, 2018. He coordinates the Nano Finance project in the villages of Bolangir and Kalahandi districts, some of the most difficult areas of Western Odisha. Kati is looking forward to take this challenge.