Heenaben joined SEWA in the year 1994 as a field worker in Surendranagar district, looking after the Child Care Centre and organising the women’s Savings Group. Following the earthquake in 2001, she looked after the Naya Ghar programme, which looked after rehabilitation. Over the years, she has worked on watershed development; provided alternative employment trainings to the poor for starting their own microenterprise; managed a water campaign and construction of rain water harvesting tanks, well recharges; and, worked as the overall district coordinator. Since 2009, she also works as the Director of RUDI. Since 2011, Heenaben represents SEWA on the IUF committee of International Agriculture Labour. She is also responsible for organising the women workers in the district of Rajkot and in the state of Assam.


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