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April 3, 2018

Stories of hope

When I walked on the streets, I met with the mockery and stares and it was heart breaking” today being Samuh Sakhi, I am standing on my own feet, yes I am differently abled and it doesn’t mean I am incapable. Laxmi Meena differently abled but mentally strong woman from a village Pipaldara located in Girwa block. She was very young when she got married to Ramesh who also was physically not fit. It was very difficult for them to survive because no one wanted to offer them any work. Due to their disability people used to laugh on them. For survival his husband started a small shop which was not enough to fulfill their basic needs. The indifferent and negative attitude of people was very heart breaking they used to told them, “You can’t even stand on your own feet what else we expect you to do?” When CRPs under Sakhi project visited Pipaldara village, Laxmi thought she could not be part of this unique program because of her disability.  When CRP approached women of Pipaldara including Laxmi, she couldn’t believe, that small effort of CRP was enough to boost her confidence and she decided to join the group however her husband was not agree because of the previous bad experiences of SHGs. Despite her husband reluctance, she joined “Pratap Self Help Group” and today she became the Samuh Sakhi of her village. Three times she borrowed loan from her Samuh through which she not only expand her husband’s shop but also purchased herds for livelihood. Today with pride she says “My group is the only place where I feel equal to other women today I am standing on my own feet and I can do anything”

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Mr Rakesh Jaiswal, District Collector Dholpur appreciated the contribution of Manjari Foundation in the sector of women empowerment & youth development & acknowledged the impact on adolescents through project Udaan, in an event on National Girl Child Day.
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Our women leaders participated in @JaipurLitFest & showcased various products i.e. Honey, Spices, Pulses, Ghee, Apparels, Bags etc, being produced by @manjari_org & promoted by @FreshKatori & also shared stories and efforts behind these products.
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Udaan Team & students participated in a workshop on forum theatre, organized in Dholpur, facilitated by CSRD Bengaluru. Participants could learn that how the issues of adolescents can be expressed through role-plays, skits & mono acts and forum theatre.
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In order to elevate the issues of gender discrimination, patriarchy & to enhance the level of sensitivity among communities, Manjari Foundation @PRADAN_India under #secondChanceEducationprogram supported by @unwomenindia has conducted five days training @Chittorgarh #genderequity

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