I 209. (April 20, 2019): Nisha’s Success

Nisha is a successful member of Laxmi SHG under RGMVP in Laxmanpur village of Bababelkarnath block In Pratapgad district. There are five members in her family i.e. her husband, herself, a son, father-in-law and mother-in-law. She is landless. She was very poor before joining SHG. After coming in to the group, her status as a women and economic status of the family changed. The Group supported her financially to set up a small videography business by her husband in the neighbouring market at Biharganj. She had taken total assistance of Rs 49000 from her group for this purpose on three occasions as under:

  1. Rs 22, 000 for purchase of Video camera.
  2. Rs 12, 000 for purchase of a computer.
  3. Rs 15, 000 again for purchase of another small video camera.

This shop is established in a room in the market on a monthly rent of Rs 1,000 and it is running very well. Husband is earning Rs 1,000 to 1200, daily. This has become the major livelihood source for / business for the family and consequently the family has come out of poverty. Laxmi SHG was formed four years before. The group is running well and family members are enjoying happy life. Nisha is illiterate but now she can sign. She has hopes for making use of the SHG for further advancement in her life.

C S Pandey and P S Mohanan, April 20, 2019