Manjari Corner
Exposure visit organised for 52 entrepreneurial farmers under the Udhmita Vikas Program (DS Group). CIRG द्वारा आयोजित Goat Enterpreneur Development Training Program में सरमथुरा क्षेत्र से अनुसूचित जनजाति की 50 बकरी पालक किसानो ने भाग लिया. Successful workshops conducted in Jawar and SRC (Udaipur), to spread awareness about the PoSH Act, 2013. भिकमपुर मड़ावरा में कृषि पाठशाला में किसानों को जीवामृत के बारे में बताया गया. 40 women successfully completed the GYB (Grow Your Business) training under the Second Chance Education Project with a focus on our new individual enterprises. प्रोजेक्ट J.K Tyres के अंतर्गत नूराबाद गांव में 20 महिलाओं द्वारा सहेली संगम समिति का गठन किया गया और महिलाओं द्वारा अध्यक्ष, सचिव, कोषाध्यक्ष का सहमति पूर्ण चुनाव किया गया. Manjari wins the 'Excellence in CSR and sustainability award for women empowerment, at the 10th National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards. Manjari Foundation awarded with 'The CSR Universe Award' for community drinking water project.

Running Her Own Beauty Salon Had Been A Dream Of Sarda’s Since Childhood

Running Her Own Beauty Salon Had Been A Dream Of Sarda’s Since Childhood

Running Her Own Beauty Salon Had Been A Dream Of Sarda’s Since Childhood


Despite making huge advances in development in our county, women today still face a number of hurdles due to gaping gender gap in the workforce. Only 29% of the women in our country end up joining the workforce. Women who do succeed in their careers become role models for others in the communities. Sardabai, is one such woman from Chota Guda village. She has three children and her husband is a taxi driver. She was married off at the age of 18 years. She was fascinated by beauty parlours since she was a child and always wanted to do a beautician’s course, but familial constraints stopped her from pursuing it as her career.

Life takes a turn for the better

Opportunity came in the form of ‘Bhamreshi Mahila Bachat Samuh’, a self help group that Sardabai joined in Nov 2016. She started saving and gained the confidence to work towards her dream of opening her own Salon. Soon enough, she opened her own salon, however, she did not have enough cosmetics and equipment to keep it running.

A remarkable journey

A major change for the better took place when her SHG was sanctioned a loan of Rs. 2,00,000/- from Rajasthan Marudhara Grameena Bank, Sakroda. She took a loan of Rs. 28,000/ which she used to train herself and equip her parlour. Despite doing good business, Sarda found she could do more during the off-season. That’s when she established a side-business, embellishing artificial ornaments and gift items. The latter now accounts for 30% of her income.

A budding role model

She is especially busy during wedding season when everyone needs a little extra pampering. Together, her two streams of income bring in an average of INR 7000 per month, quite a sizeable amount for Sarda and her family. She is not only earning a reputation in her family but also in the wider community. Today, she is encouraging and motivating other women in her village to start businesses of their own.