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Helping Venkatamma stand on her own feet
50-year-old Venkatamma has been making her livelihood by selling tender coconuts for the past 33 years. When she lost her husband a few years ago, she was not only devastated by his death but was in was a shock when her own children abandoned her shortly thereafter. Her mental and physical condition began to deteriorate and to make matters worse, she was unable to support herself financially. Not to be deterred by the change of events, she decided to take matters in her own hands. She joined the ‘Roshini Self Help Group’ in October 2015 which is supported by AMD. After undergoing the requisite training, she was able to avail a loan of Rs.8000. She reinvested the money in her business and now, she sells around 500 tender coconuts once in three to four days and earns a tidy profit.
Supporting Sayidha in earning a livelihood
Sayidha is the President of ‘Roshini Self Help Group’. Today, she is a wholesale vegetable vendor. Before joining the self-help group, she was financially very weak and it was difficult for her to meet the day to day expenses. She joined the ‘Roshini Self Help Group’ in October 2015 which is supported by AMD, and availed a loan of Rs.8000. With this amount, she bought a cycle for her husband, who now sells ice-creams. Her income increased almost instantly and to her surprise, it doubled in the months of April and May owing to the summer heat.“On an average, I earn a profit of Rs.1000 per day after meeting all my expenses. I’m extremely grateful to AMD for their kind support,”said Sayidha.
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