Manjari Corner
Manjari wins HDFC Bank CSR Excellence Award in 'Natural resource management' category. Goat Farmers Training conducted at Jara and Dangdiroli (Seondha) with KVK scientists. Pulse processing unit inaugurated in Madavra Lalitpur in the presence of SDM Chandra Bhushan. New Production house inaugurated in Nurabad, Muraina (MP), in collaboration with JK Tyres. Insightful interactions between members of Bindi International and our production sakhis during recent field visit to Badabanda & Kankarda Village (Baran) Community Awareness Camp organized in 8 new villages in association with UN Women under 'Build Back Better' project. Manjari wins the 'Excellence in CSR and sustainability award for women empowerment, at the 10th National CSR Leadership Congress & Awards. Training and animal feed distribution program organized at the Manjari office in Sarmathura, for 100 scheduled tribe goat farmers.

Different Generations, Same Aspiration: A Journey of Determination

Different Generations, Same Aspiration: A Journey of Determination

Different Generations, Same Aspiration: A Journey of Determination

The title aptly captures the story of Mamta Solanki and Meena Kanwar, residents of Kishanganj village in the Baran district of Rajasthan. Mamta, 24 years old, is the daughter of Meena Kanwar, 43 years old. Mamta got married to Tanwar Singh five years ago but has since separated from him. Due to socio-economic hardships, her education was limited to the 8th standard. Meena is a widow and had four children (two sons and two daughters) with her late husband, Mr. Gajendra Singh. One of her sons works as a helper at an unorganized restaurant (Dhaba), while the other son works as a laborer. Both sons contribute a small amount to the family's income. Out of Meena's two daughters, one is happily settled, and the other, Mamta, lives with her mother.

Meena earns INR 2,000 by cooking food for the mid-day meal program. Additionally, she holds the position of president in a Self Help Group (SHG) under the Rajivika initiative. Unfortunately, Meena's education was limited to the 7th standard. Mamta, her daughter who resides with her, is involved in stitching tasks and earns INR 500 to INR 1,000 per month. The intervention of the Manjari Foundation, implementing the Second Chance Education Program in the Baran district, sparked interest among several women in the area, including Meena and Mamta. As a result of this intervention, the mother and daughter enrolled for the 10th Standard exam under NIOS. Initially, people in the village mocked them, but the desire of the mother and daughter to pursue education was strong enough to ignore the opinions of those who laughed. Mamta and Meena, despite their age difference, share the same aspiration!