Daughter of a daily-wage labourer, Kamal Kumbhar walked out of poverty and a failed marriage to set up Kamal Poultry and Ekta Sakhi Producer Company.
Her organisation has enabled 3,000 women in the drought-prone region of Osmanabad, Maharashtra to set up small poultry ventures for a premium variety of chicken. This initiative has helped provide an alternative and sustainable source of livelihood to women trapped in poverty like Kamal herself was once.
A serial entrepreneur, Kamal today owns six different businesses and is a role model business leader. Kamal was also a winner of the CII Foundation Women Exemplar Award 2017 in the field of micro-enterprise.
A role model in her community, Kamal has actively mentored more than 5,000 women to set up micro-enterprises. With an inspiring life story that started from the very rock-bottom, the only way Kamal’s headed is up and ahead.
(If you know undaunted spirits like Kamal, nominate them for the Women Transforming India Awards 2018. Click the link here. Deadline for entries: 30th June 2018)