Success Stories
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Success Stories

Thilagrani

Thilagrani

A middle aged woman with two children – boy aged 13 and a girl aged 10, she was thrown out of the house by her husband. She had no means of income to support herself and her children. When she joined the self-help group, she could hardly work as her hands were constantly shaking. Because of the continued abuse that she had suffered she was psychologically affected and lacked self confidence. However after treatment she has become completely normal. We admitted her daughter to the hostel run by the Rotary Club and her son has been admitted to another hostel. Currently the children are doing well in their studies. Thilagarani earns Rs.2,000 – 2,500 a month and she emanates a lot of confidence now.


Manjula

Manjula

She is totally illiterate and both she and her husband are agricultural labourers. She was taught how to make vadams and proved to be intelligent, smart and totally committed to her work. On the days that she makes vadams, she gets up at 2 in the morning to make the dough. She has become the group leader of Vanavil – one of the SHGs - and has now started training to make Appalams.

Kalpagam

Kalpagam

She is a widow with a 17 year old son who is illiterate. She is an agricultural labourer who has gets work only sporadically and she used to earn around Rs.800 a month. After joining the SHG, her monthly income has increased to Rs.2,000/- – 2,500/-.

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