SUCCESS STORY

CASE STORY OF SHG MEMBER:

NAME : Mrs.LOKAMANI,

VILLAGE : C.V.PURA

lokamani Mrs. Lokamani sharing her experience during Ujwala program

Mrs.Lokamani is 33 years old and was married to Mrs.Rajappa when she was 15 years old and was still studying in 9 th Std. she has two children, who have studied upto 12 th std. and did not study further. They live in local tiled house and have 2.5 acres of dry land and 30 guntas of wet land (bore well)

She owned only 2.5 acres of dry land and both of them would go to work as casual labourers . IHDUA started a women SHG (Sri Gurumalleshwara mahila swa sahaya sangha) in her village on 05/08/2000 with just 17 members. She joined this SHG. At first her husband did not like her joining the SHG as he thought it was useless.

Mrs.Lokamani first took a loan of Rs.1000/- to pay for education of her children. The II loan was taken to buy seed and fertilisers. The III loan of Rs.5000/- was taken to clear her old loan which her husband had taken from the local money lender at the rate of 6% per month. The IV loan of Rs.10000/- was taken to drill a borewell in her land. They were able to get water in her land and grew bananas and was able to get a profit of Rs.60000/- with this crop. She again took a loan of Rs.15000/- from SHG to purchase 0.5 acre of land along with the profit from the sale of banana crop. In 2005, IHDUA recommended her SHG to get a loan of Rs.4,50,000/- from bank under SJSY program, where the loan amount had subsidy of Rs.1,25,000/- and the period to clear the loan was 5 years. She took 2 cross breed cows for Rs.25000/- and has been clearing her loan as scheduled. Apart from this she has constructed toilet, compost pit, soak pit and has developed one acre of horticulture with the help of IHDUA. According to Mrs.Lokamani - “ I am grateful to IHDUA for opening SHG in our village. It is not only me who has develop but all our SHG members and our entire village”. We have 4 women SHG’s and 1 men SHG. We are all happy and IHDUA has been training us and has been guiding us. None of our SHG members in our village are taking loans from the money lenders who used to charge 5% - 10% per month depending on the need. My husband respects me because I also contribute financially for development of our family.

IHDUA has helped in construction of 40 toilets in our village, compost pit – 60, soak pit -12, kitchen garden – 60, horticulture – 12 acres, every year health camps, regular health education in all our SHG’s, health checkup for pregnant and lactating mothers, helped 6 malnourished children organized tailoring training where 25 girls were trained and pickle making unit has been started in our village. Apart from this, regular training is organized to SHG members and representatives.

All this would not have possible but for IHDUA which has not only improved me, a rural women to lead a life with dignity but also has improved our entire village. I would advise all rural women to become members of SHG promoted by IHDUA”

Experience of Kitchen garden beneficiary:

kempamma

Kempamma, w/o Basappa resides in Thoravally village. She is 40 years old and has a son who is 16 years old and is now studying in Std.XI. They have 2 acreas of dry land and live in mangalore tiled house. Her husband as well as Kempamma work as casual labour. Kempamma along with 17 other women joined the Self Help Group (Sri Basveshwara Mahila Swa Sahaya Sangha) which was initiated by IHDUA three years back. In the weekly SHG meeting, she came to know from Multi Purpose Worker, that IHDUA was encouraging SHG members to take up Kitchen Garden Program in her village. Kempamma immediately came forward and took the program.

She was given Brinjal saplings. vegetable seeds of Bitter gourd, Ridge gourd, Beans, Cucumber, Ladies fingers, Radish, Cluster Beans, Snake gourd & Pumpkin seeds. The beneficiary cleaned & developed the kitchen garden plot & planted the above seeds & saplings. The family watered the plants regularly. They were able to get enough vegetables for almost 2 month.

According to Mrs. Kempamma “This is a very useful program. We had a back yard which was full of weeds and parthenium, now the plot is full of vegetables .Mr. Mahendra, multi purpose worker of our village motivated us to take up kitchen garden, we were motivated to take up this program. We had almost 11 different types of vegetables being grown behind our house. My husband and my son helped me to water and deweed the plants. Within one month, we had variety of vegetables for consumption and everyone used to look forward for lunch and dinner. After seeing my kitchen garden, 46 SHG beneficiaries from 6 SHGs came forward to take up this program in our village, In our SHG, all (18) the members took up kitchen garden. I would like to thank IHDUA as well as the donor for giving this useful program to us”.

Tailoring beneficaries experience:

1. Beneficiary Details:
Name Mrs. N. Manjula
Age 32 years
Address Hakkalapura, Begur Hobali Gundlupet taluk
Occupation Casual Labour
Land Nil
Family Nuclear
No. of Children 1Male & 1 Female
No. of members in the household 4 members
Caste Lingayath
Type of house Local Tiled

Mrs. N. Manjula


Brief Description

Mrs. Manjula is married to Mr.Mahalingaswamy. She has 2 children by name Mahesh and Megha who are studying in 8 th and 5 nd Std., respectively in Govt. school. They do not have any land and her husband works as casual labour.

Mrs. Manjula studied up to Std.VIII & did not study further. As soon as she stopped studying, she was married to Mr. Mahalingaswamy. She became a member of Lakshmi Mahila Swa Sahaya Sangha in her village which was promoted by IHDUA. Through this Self Help Group, she came to know that a tailoring training program was being organized by IHDUA in Begur. She started attending a tailoring course of 5 months and was able to complete the course successfully. She stitches ladies blouse, kurthas, nighties, chudidars, etc. She was trained further in IHDUA production center to stitch bedsheets, pillow covers, nurse uniforms, lady purses, lady bags, embroidery works, etc. She has started earning Rs. 900 to 1200 per month.

According to Mrs. Manjula “I am very grateful to IHDUA for:

Organizing a tailoring training program in our village

Donating a tailoring machine.

For starting the Self Help Group in our village

Apart from this, the proudest thing is I am contributing a major amount of my earning to the family. With the income from tailoring, I am able to educate both my children and lead a honorable life. All this would not have been possible but for IHDUA, GIVE & Donor who has donated the tailoring machine. I would personally like to thank the donor & IHDUA, who may not know the value of this donation, which has helped a rural woman to lead a life with dignity & self respect ”.

1. Beneficiary Details:
Name Ms. Bhavana
Age 18 years
Address Begur, Begur Hobli Gundlupet taluk
Occupation Casual Labour
Land Nil
Family Nuclear
No. of Children Not married
No. of members in the household 3 members
Caste Lingayath
Type of house Manglore Tiled

Ms. Bhavana


Brief Description of tailoring beneficiary

Ms. Bhavana is the only daughter of Late Mr.Jagdish Murthy. . She has one younger brother Bharath Kumar who is studying in Std.XI. Her father was murdered when Bhavana was just 3 years old. Her mother Mrs. Nagarathna works as casual laborer. They live in a Mangalore tiled house. Ms. Bhavana studied up to Std XII & did not study further as she could not continue her education because of poverty and her brother also had to study, therefore she discontinued her studies, so that at least her brother could study.

She started attending a tailoring course of 5 months organized by IHDUA in Begur along with 15 other girls and was able to complete the course successfully. She learned to stitch ladies blouse, kurthas, nighties, chudidars, bags, etc. She has started earning Rs. 500 to 600 per month.

According to Ms. Bhavana “I & my family are grateful to IHDUA for training me in tailoring. Now they have also donated a tailoring machine to me, which has helped me earn a livelihood and support financially my mother, who works as casual labourer. My family respects me as I also contribute to the family income and share the burden and responsibility. All this would not have been possible but for IHDUA, GIVE & Donor who has donated the tailoring machine. I would personally like to thank the donor, who may not know the value of this donation, which has helped a rural girl to lead a life with dignity”.