Part 14 – Effective Learning On PSRP Exercise

March 2023

At first, Namaste to all my readers. Talking about my current situation, I am doing fine with my Goat Farming business and with my new additional Bee Farming Business. My Husband is helping me to run both businesses very smoothly. We are very happy to announce that we are running our own businesses by ourselves. Today I am going to share about my learning experience regarding PSRP  (Participatory Self Review Program) Training.



We used to have two meetings a month: one of them was about saving money, loan repayment, group loan investment, business training and the other meeting was for discussing on different social topics (IBT). Every month we’re used to discuss different topic. In order to know what changes we have achieved, we used to do an exercise called PSRP. I like this exercise very much as it helps us to know how my situation is now.

Every topic has different questionnaires which have four different answers: Always, Sometimes, Never and Not Applicable. We get to know our present situation of sanitation, nutrition, child rights, woman rights, safe motherhood, business etc. And also helps us to know how to improve our situation if needed. I have never had a really good chance to know my situation before and I never knew that we have to know our situation like this in order to improve our lives and daily activities.

After our discussion on Sanitation, I felt that I have changed a lot but after doing PSRP questionnaires I was told, I have not changed enough. I answered the questions about children’s Hygiene and covering our food and then I tried to improve my situation and now I have seen positive changes by the help of this exercise.

Similarly, we used to do PSRP of our business in which we used to discuss issues like:  Do we keep record or not?  Is our business clean? Do we compare prices at least at 2-3 different places before buying any new products? Do we have different products than our competitor? By doing so, we learn the situation about our business so much better and we learn how we can bring positive changes in our business. Also with the help of this exercise we learned how to grow and expand our business and income and it help us to become good and successful business women as well.

It is not only about discussing the different topics that is important but also to know our situation on that particular topic. This exercise plays a vital role in improving our weaknesses. Therefore, I am delighted to involve myself in this PSRP Exercise and I will continue doing this exercise.

Thank you !!!