Coming out of Poverty

Sabeeha of Malawan village in Jagdishpur block belonged to a very poor family. She is having 1 bigha land which was the only source of income for the family of 4 members. The family was in the grip of poverty before joining SHG. She joined the group about 3 years back. During this period of 3 years, she availed loans 4 times Rs 10000/-, Rs. 5000/-, Rs. 15000/-and Rs 30,000/- aggregating Rs 60000/- and invested in establishing a hair cutting saloon for her husband in Jafarganj market adjacent to her village near Jagdishpur town. Now the saloon is well developed and her husband  Ramzan has given employment to 2 persons. Daily earning from the saloon is on an average of Rs 1000/- out of which he pays Rs 500/- to two persons employed in his saloon (Rs 250 each) and balance of Rs 500/-as his own income of the day. Sabeeha says that her family has come out of poverty after her joining the group. One bigha agriculture land is also supplementing the family income

– CS Pandey & P S Mohanan