Usha Cooperative - A Cooperative for Sexworkers by Sexworkers
USHA MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE SOCIETY (Usha) is the only movement in the cooperative sector that is run by sex workers, making it a torchbearer in the history of workers’ cooperatives.
Sex workers of this cooperative have achieved economic and financial independence through the hard work, dedication, and solidarity of its members.
Low–interest loans and high interest rates on savings have allowed sex workers to realize wider horizons and pursue previously unimaginable goals and dreams for themselves, their families and colleagues.
This path-breaking organization has set the standard for sex-worker’s collectives nationwide and beyond and is the first ever sex workers’ financial cooperative to be established in South Asia
Download Brochure of Usha Cooperative [4.7 MB]
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Case Study on USHA