Digital Financial services have become an undeniable need that saw a huge surge during the lockdown. However, there remains a huge gap in accessing these services by the informal workforce, and especially women workers. Therefore, to bridge this gap and increase financial and digital literacy, the SEWA Cooperative Federation recently conducted two-day training sessions with grassroots women from Uttarakhand. The training was designed for women to understand the importance of financial savings, and the use of digital financial tools (including Paytm and Google Pay).
“I was always skeptical about the use of financial apps as I don’t understand the technicality of these apps. The training was very insightful as we used simple language and symbols to understand the app. I also made my first transaction during the training and now I feel more confident to carry out more such hassle-free transactions. I am now looking forward to training more women,” says Anitaben.