Shyam Rani lives in Jamghat a small village in Sagar District, Madhya Pradesh. She is married and has four children. Her husband’s income as an electrician was not enough to feed six mouths. Shyam Rani used to do manual labor or roll beedis to meet their daily needs. Her children had to drop out of school as they couldn’t manage to pay the school fees. Being illiterate herself was also a limitation to finding better jobs.
Life took a turn as she was introduced to Samhita and she took her first loan. She bought a sewing machine and learnt sewing. With her subsequent loans she bought two more sewing machines and now runs a tailoring shop and also trains other women to sew.
Shyam Rani has opened a bank account in her name and saves regularly. She has also taken life insurance from Samhita. She feels happy that her children now attend school and she can provide good clothes and food for them. Her dream is to open a men’s tailoring shop for her elder son and also build a proper house for themselves.
Shyam Rani is grateful to Samhita that not only has her living improved, but she is also able to make a difference in the lives of others.