Case Studies

Ashwini Shelke

Ashwini Shelke currently resides at her maternal home in Osmanabad. For the past six years, she is juggling between her parent’s house and in-laws’ due to her husband’s drunkard behavior. She decided to open a small Pan shop to support her family and feed her children.

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Lehro Devi

The story of Lehro Devi is different from other women though the societal pressure remains the same. She is the mother of three girls and had to part ways with her husband as she couldn’t produce a boy.

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Sugdi Devi

Sugdi Devi is a refugee who migrated from Sindh in Pakistan during partition and settled in a small village called Dhanau. She faced many obstacles, and also her husband income won’t suffice to educate her children. She wanted to make a change and resorted to her skill in traditional art.

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Vimalaben Dabhi

Vimalaben Dabhi, a mother of three, attended an awareness meeting by Utthan about the Biogas plant. She survived on 1 acre of landholding, with her family depended on agriculture and rear livestock of 5 cows and buffaloes. Before biogas instalment, collecting firewood and cooking was a lengthy process.

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Lakshmiben Dabhi

Lakshmiben Dabhi is a seasoned farmer, lives in a joint family situated in Kharakdi, District Bhavnagar and owns five bighas of land and is responsible for feeding eight members of her family. She belongs to a community of small landholdings, relied on sharecropping and agricultural labour for their livelihoods.

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Nandini Nagappa Shetty

51-year-old women situated in Yellapur city of Uttara Kannada District, backed her family and physically weak husband through her entrepreneurial spirit and the constant support of Supriya SHG.

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Saraswati Mallanna Handral

Living in Sirsi, Saraswati ran a tailoring business. She and her husband were struggling to make ends meet with three children. In 2019, Saraswati underwent a beautician training course imparted with the support of Manuvikasa and EdelGive Foundation, which helped her setup her own beauty parlor.

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Sabah Wajid Ali Siddiqui

Growing up in suburban Mumbai, Sabah had a limited vision of her capabilities. With an Urdu medium schooling, she lacked the confidence of articulating her thoughts. Finding her way into Vacha when she was 10 was a turning point in her life.

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