Laxmi Devi wanted to go to school, but their family was too poverty-stricken to even dream about it. More than 45 years later, she gained literacy with TARA Akshar+ and today, not only does she help with her family’s dairy business but manages all the accounts herself.
Laxmi Devi, District Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Having completed TARA Akshar+, Meena decided to start something of her own. Motivated to start working and earning, she collected some chickens and reared for a few months till they grew enough to start a business.
Meena, District Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Sheela was married into a poverty-stricken household. Her husband was a daily wage labourer but lost his income due to an injury caused by a terrible accident at the construction site. After the completion of TARA Akshar+, Sheela started cotton making for an income and now earns enough to have some savings for herself per month.
Sheela Devi, District Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
Having to shoulder the responsibility of providing for the family once her husband passed away due to a serious illness, Geeta found multiple obstacles in the path of income generation due to her illiteracy. However, thanks to TARA Akshar, not only has she become literate, but she has also opened a vegetable shop in the village, and now earns enough to support her family.
Geeta Devi, District Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh
Sito never got a chance to go to school after her mother’s early passing. After her marriage, she became the Pradhan of her village but was always dependent on her husband due to her illiteracy. However, after completing TARA Akshar+, she has become independent. She now informs the people about the new government schemes and has contributed to the development of her village by getting roads, drains and 30 toilets built.
Sito Saini, District Bhagwanpur, Uttarakhand
Maya had grown up in acute poverty and illiteracy added to her struggles. After completing TARA Akshar+, she found a job as a cook in a government school and has also started selling vegetables where she manages all the accounts and calculations herself and has ensured that her children have formal schooling.
Maya Kushwaha, District Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Unable to attend school due to poverty, Lali was worried about her children meeting the same fate due to financial issues. Her husband is a daily wage labourer and couldn’t earn enough. After completing TARA Akshar+ and Gyan Chaupali, Lali enrolled for the stitching training by RSETI and now earns enough through tailoring to send her children to school and save up for the future.
Lali Rajpoot, District Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Having to shoulder the responsibility of providing for the family once her husband became an alcoholic, Sunita found multiple obstacles in the path of income generation due to her illiteracy. However, thanks to TARA Akshar, not only has she become literate, she has opened the only footwear shop available in the village, and now earns enough to support her family.
Sunita, District Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Ratibai’s husband is a blacksmith and supporting a family of 6 became extremely difficult with his income. After completing TARA Akshar+ and Gyan Chaupali, Ratibai became a sculptor who makes beautiful idols, ginders, and other stone utility items and sells them in the market. She manages all the accounts herself and their family’s financial condition is much better now.
Ratibai, District Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Rajju suddenly lost her husband and the responsibility of her 5 children came on her. Due to her illiteracy, she couldn't do much, however, after completing TARA Akshar+, she decided to start a dairy. She now runs a successful dairy business where she takes care of all the operations herself and can support her family.
Rajju Raja, District Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Rachna wished to support her family’s income and help with her children’s education, however, illiteracy made everything difficult for her. After completing TARA Akshar+, she learnt how to make electric boards from a shopkeeper. She now takes orders for the product and sells them to the shops at wholesale price, earning enough to support her family financially and help with her children’s studies.
Rachna Lodhi, District Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh
Ashrafi was very keen on doing something of her own, however, illiteracy made her depend on others for tasks like accounts and expenses. Once she completed TARA Askhar+, she took training in vegetable production and selling with RSETI, Ashrafi not only earns by selling vegetables but manages all the operations and accounts all by herself.