Transformation of "Invisible labour force in to a Change Maker"

Mr. Subrata Sarkar
Posted February 8, 2015 from India

“Transformation of invisible labour force in to a Change Maker”- Case study of some vibrant SHGs – Manbazar-II CS-01 Name of the SHG : Paisagora Bidhu Chadan Mahila Dal, Name of the Village - Paisagora Date of formation : 25.04.2007 , Nos. of member : 12 nos. Saving at this time : 30000/-, Monthly contribution – Rs 30/- Inter lending at this time – 3000/- for land and Buffalo purchase. (Interest rate @ Rs 3/- per month). Activity started – Sal leaf plate making. Bank loan received from BGVB, BORO – Rs 120000/- They purchase 6 nos. of Tailoring machine and 01 Leaf plate making machine and accessories of Rs 53000/- and Raw material purchase of Rs 20000/-. At this is time they selling their product of Rs 68/- per 100 nos. of plate and total 25000/- income from this business. They also formed one Sangha name - Boro Samajkalyan Sangha Above the business they also started another two IGA – Pig rearing of Rs 18000/- and Goat rearing of Rs 12000/-. The group members also involved Midday meal scheme and yearly income of Rs 3800/- from this activity. The Paisagora Bidhu Chadan Mahila Dal increases their family income as well as group income. CS-02 Name of the SHG :Baghabaid Lumang Sutan Mahila Samiti, Name of the Village - Baghabaid Date of formation : 04.04.2008 , Nos. of member : 14 nos. Saving at this time: 79900/-, Monthly contribution – Rs 20/- Inter lending at this time – 26500/- for land and Cow and Goatery purchase. (Interest rate @ Rs 1/- per month). Activity started – Vermi Compost (Support from WADI project, Man-II) Bank loan received from BOB, Jamtoria – Rs 45000/- At this is time they selling their product of Rs 8/- per Kg. of and total 8000/- income from this business. And also their product stock in hand more than 10 quintals. They also formed one Sangha name – Banaphul Sangha, Jamtoria - Borgoria The group members also involved Midday meal scheme and yearly income of Rs 600/- from this activity. The Baghabaid Lumang Sutan Mahila Samiti increases their family income as well as group income. The aforesaid SHG members now playing a role of a “Change Maker” in their respective family and villages through a judicious combination of their creativity, associative strength and resourcefulness. They have not only improved their family income level but also became instrumental in transforming their immense potential in to an affirmative action, that brought a sea change in the confidence level, negotiation skill and better allocation to their kids education, health apart from addressing the social issues of their locality in a cohesive way. Their tremendous will force strong determination and an immense urge to have a better livelihood by defeating the abject poverty were the major driving forces for the radical transformation in to Change maker. Now that’s why they are uttering “We Can” .

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Yvette Warren
Feb 21, 2015
Feb 21, 2015

Thank you, Subrata, for sharing this hopeful and inspiring report.