Stories of Change
Tanjuwara Bibi, 40 years old is a resident of Diamond Harbour. They have 5 children and it was difficult for them to provide food by living in the locality. Every year they had to migrate in other town extra wages, keeping their family in neighbor support. 4-5 months were really nightmare. After joining in SHG she took the 1st loan where they take a lease for cultivation, work hard and got the result. After the full repayment she applied for 2nd loan and purchase 6 bighas land. Presently they have 10 bighas land, stopped migrating to other town and looking after their children with love and care.
Arati Das, 40 years age is a literate woman (class x pass) and also can communicate well. As an active borrower of SUWS she also motivates other women to have productive loan to meet up their aspirations. She is also being associated with Village health sanitation and nutrition committee as a health worker and performed duties in maintaining cleanliness. She was given training on health, nutrition, immunization and hygiene. She motivated village women to solve their problems in collective manner. All the village women not only appreciate her but also follow her guidance. Arati organized a meeting of village women and convinced them that their children are in the school and it is their responsibility to maintain its standard of attendance, cleanliness etc. The teacher provided list of absentee students for motivation to attend the school. Arati along with other women not only motivated the children and their parents but also visited door to door daily for bringing students to school.
Resident of village Amta, Shankar, a tribal is a marginal farmer has 5 bighas land out of which 60% are moderately sloppy. For a family of five it was difficult to survive on such a small patch of less productive land, which led them to migrate to Barddhaman for construction work. However, his fortunes started to change with his association with tribal development project under NABARD’s project, wherein 40 mango saplings and 100 others were planted on his 2 Bighas steeply-sloppy-barren-land. Mango production soon started to add around 15,000 per annum in the family income and allowed his children to join the local private school. In the year 2016, Shankar got an opportunity to visit Purilia and to learn about Broccoli cultivation. He liked the idea very much and developed Broccoli saplings for his area. He harvested around 10 KG Broccoli which added additional 5000 to his family income. Now, apart from the regular farm activities, they cultivate vegetables throughout the year.
Sahara Utsarga feel proud of its members who are driving themselves to set up an example, in the society, to upgrade them more and moren Lutfa Bqam is one of them. She received 1* cyde loan of Rs.6000/- to revive her saree trading business, whiclr was incuning loss due to the lack of stock. A small amount of finance in perfed time can make s business profitable. Lutffa Begam gradualty made a $rong business by increasing the variety of stock. Presently, she is the leading woman saree trader in her locality. Many other women are
wod<ing as her agents in difierent districfs. She has admified her son in the school with the hope that her son will set up a bigger unit. Nou her family is enjoying better linancial status and at the same time she is generating more and more employment in the area as a part of
her social responsibility.
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ln the year 2007, Sandhya Nath an enthusiastic young married woman came to Kholapota branch of SUWS with her dream of creating a small motor garage. She started her motor garage in a very simple manner with few small and common equipments with the help of our
smallfinance of Rs.15000/-.With the full co-operation of her husband and son, her business volume is increasing. Now they are looking forward and proceeding for a brighter future. Besides,among her family members, another two persons are engaged in their garage as motor mechanic. Honesty and sincerity of the unit workers has made the garage very
popular one in their locality.
Name: Sandhya Nath
Address : Gopalpur, North 24 Parganas Branch : Kholapota, North 24 Parganas Group:Ganga
The burning of incense sticks in religious and social functions has been practised in lndia since early times. Champa Swarnakar and her husband Mantu Swarnakar run a small Agarbatti making unit in Basirhat. Despite the huge market demand in the rural and urban areas, they were incurring loss due to insufficient raw material. They came to our Basirhat branch and explained their major circumstances, they were going through. They asked us to
support their business by making a smallfinance to them. So that, in future they do not have to turn back in their life. They had received 8 small loans from us and repaid all of them in time. Presently in their unit, there are 12 number of workers working for them. Their product is very famous in the local.market. We hope, they will able to bring new waves of prosperity
in their business.
Name: Champa Swarnakar
Address : Basirhat, North 24 Parganas Sranch : Basirhat, North 24 Parganas 3roup:Aalo