Empowered and Confident: Ramkali

Ramkali is a member of Ujala Mahila SHG in Kajipur Kusemar village of Babaganj block. There are 6 members in this landless family. Prior to coming into SHG, she was very poor. She availed loan of Rs 50,000/- from her group and invested in two-income generation activities, i.e.,  Rs 25000/ for a purchase of a cane juicer machine and Rs 25000/- for establishing a restaurant on the road. Juicer machine is being operated by her son whereas her husband is running the restaurant. Since both these business activities are being carried out on the roadside, there is handsome earning and as a result of which poverty of the family is sufficiently reduced. Ramkali could settle her husband and son with productive employment through the support of her SHG. She is highly empowered and confident. Family members are living a happy life. Ujala SHG is well operated.

C S Pandey and P S Mohanan

November 2018