I 255. (August 14, 2019) : Bimla: SHG helps her to come out of poverty: 

Bimla is a successful member of Jai Ma Vaishno SHG under RGMVP in Rampur Maya village of Mayabazar block in Faizabad district. Her family has 6 members. She has 2 bigha of land. Husband is working as casual labour. The family was just surviving from the meager income of casual labour and subsistence level of income from the farm. Conditions changed once she joined SHG. Bimla joined SHG in 2011 and till now she had taken cumulative assistance of Rs 80, 000 from her SHG on 4 occasions as under:

  1. Rs 30, 000 for purchase of buffalo
  2. Rs 20, 000 for  goat rearing
  3. Rs 20, 000 for taking 2 bigha of land on lease for cultivation.
  4. Rs10, 000 towards purchase of a plot for house construction

She has at present 3 income generation activities i.e. sale of buffalo milk, cultivation on 4 bigha of land and goat rearing. As a result  of income generated out of these activities, there is tremendous change in the  status and family has come out of poverty. Bimla is illiterate but now she can sign after joining the group. Her children are educated. Family members are enjoying happy life. She could attain this position only because of her group. She still has very good hope of further improvement of her position through the support of her SHG. Her SHG is running very well.

C S Pandey and P S Mohanan, August 14, 2019