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In Sisona village, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, solar street lights installed as a part of the Focused Rural Development Project. Installed a solar pump for irrigation in Sitarganj (Uttarakhand) under the FRDP project. New Production house inaugurated in Nurabad, Muraina (MP), in collaboration with JK Tyres. Community Awareness Camp organized in 8 new villages in association with UN Women under 'Build Back Better' project. Goat Farmers Training conducted at Jara and Dangdiroli (Seondha) with KVK scientists. Training and animal feed distribution program organized at the Manjari office in Sarmathura, for 100 scheduled tribe goat farmers.

From Fields to Fortune: How Ramkali Rajak Became an Entrepreneur

From Fields to Fortune: How Ramkali Rajak Became an Entrepreneur

From Fields to Fortune: How Ramkali Rajak Became an Entrepreneur

In the heart of Bundelkhand, in the quaint village of Chadaunra, lives a remarkable woman named Ramkali Rajak. 32 years old, Ramkali, alongside her husband, toiled on their small piece of agricultural land. Life was manageable when it was just the two of them, but the arrival of three children brought new financial challenges. The costs of education, healthcare, food, and clothing surged, and their limited income couldn't keep up.

Despite these hardships, Ramkali was determined not to compromise on her children's future. The mounting financial strain took a toll on her mental well-being, and she resolved to change their circumstances. This decision marked the beginning of Ramkali's transformative journey from a farmer to an entrepreneur.

Ramkali's aspirations began to take shape when she joined Manjari's Entrepreneurship Development Program supported by DS Group. With their guidance and assistance, she established an agricultural equipment center in her village with an initial investment of ₹80,000. The foundation contributed vital equipment worth ₹15,000, including a table counter, table stand, electronic scales, mat, stool, and torch.

Armed with the knowledge and skills gained from the training and exposure visits, Ramkali's business began to thrive. She earned a monthly profit of ₹12,000 to ₹13,000, boosting her confidence and determination. Over the course of a year, Ramkali reinvested her earnings back into the business, further expanding her operations.

This year, Ramkali took a significant step forward by investing ₹100,000 in a mini groundnut grading unit. This new venture not only supported local farmers in seed sowing but also added an additional ₹10,000 to ₹12,000 to her monthly income.

Today, Ramkali's entrepreneurial spirit has led her to a monthly income of over ₹20,000. Her family's financial burdens have lifted, bringing happiness and stability to their lives. Both Ramkali and her husband now manage their growing business with newfound confidence and expertise. Their journey from financial strain to entrepreneurial success stands as a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and the right support.

Ramkali Rajak's story is a beacon of hope and inspiration for many in her community. It highlights how, with the right resources and determination, anyone can overcome adversity and achieve their dreams. The Manjari Foundation is proud to have played a role in her journey and continues to support many others like her in realizing their entrepreneurial potential.