In 2009, Asha joined the Camfed Association (CAMA network), receiving training in business development, health, entrepreneurship, and agriculture. When she completed the training, Asha received a small seed money grant from Camfed which enabled her to start her own fashion business.
The following year, a revolving fund scheme was launched in Asha’s district for which she was elected project coordinator. By this time, Asha had transformed her CAMA training into hands-on business experience, and, with further capital borrowed through the scheme, had expanded her business into agriculture. Today, she is a successful entrepreneur whose strength and compassion has earned her the respect and admiration of her community.
In 2011, members of Asha’s community encouraged her to run for the elected position of Village Land Council Representative. After serving a four-year term, Asha stood for election again, but this time for Secretary of the Ward Land Council, a position which she holds to this day. In order to reduce the workload of the district courts this council acts as a community court, reporting directly to the District Executive Director on cases of divorce, distribution of assets, and children’s rights. Asha uses this platform, and her authority as Secretary, to advocate for girls’ education and women empowerment.