Shahjahan is a member of Madina self-help group in Durgapur GP of Sirsiya block in Sravasti District. She belongs to the minority community and joined her SHGs in 2017.

Shahjahan came from an extremely poor family, the financial conditions of her family were very bad, and she used to take care of her family from the daily wages. She somehow managed to run the errands through that money, but could not provide her children with education.

After joining the SHG on 7th August 2017. She started to save every month, and that was when the change began, Shahjahan took money from her SHGs on various occasions –

  • Rs 5000 for Bangle Shop
  • Rs 10000 for Cosmetic Shop
  • Rs 25000 for Shoes & Sandal Shop

Now, Shahjahan’s daily income is around Rs 500 – Rs 600. She has repaid all her loans, her children have been admitted to a good school, and She has 3 shops of her own which are working very well and there is no shortage of money. Shahjahan created for herself not just one but 3 livelihood opportunities. She is happy and says that it all has been possible only because of her self-help group. SHG transformed her into a fearless, independent and empowered woman who earns for herself and her family.

Ankit and Sara