Radha Devi is a progressive Goat rearer from the Gulalpur village of Sadar Munger in Bihar. She has been working as a Pashu Sakhi (goat health worker), a concept implemented by SEWA Munger with primary support of ITC Sunehrakal Mission since 2019.
Kripa ben was married off at an early age in a conservative family. She stays with her in-laws, husband, and a five-year-old daughter in a rented house on the outskirts of Farukh Nagar, Haryana. As the norms didn’t allow Kripa ben to work outside the home, the entire family was financially dependent on her husband’s earnings, who worked as a driver.
Soniya ben stays with her parents and children in Farukh Nagar after leaving her husband’s home because of domestic violence. Since then, she has wanted to be financially independent and build a secure future for her children. But fewer years of education and lack of information made it difficult for her to pave a path towards it.
Savita ben migrated from Rewari district to Haryana’s Farukh Nagar with her husband and three children in search of better job opportunities. Although she ad her husband worked as a primary school teacher and as an electrician respectively, their collective income couldn’t meet the family expenses.
Parveen belongs to a poor family in Jaipur, Rajasthan. She assists her parents in their lacquer craft business. She has been associated with SEWA for the past one year, where she started with learning stitching and is now a Micro-Enterprise Leader (MEL) for the Digital Beti Project.