Wadi improved her Quality of Life

Apr 7, 2019

When the Governor of Maharashtra, Dr. P.C. Alexander visited the tribal development programme at Jawhar in Palghar district of Maharashtra, on October 24, 2001, his attention was drawn to a tribal woman Tulshi Rama Kinar, standing in the front row.  It was revealed that as her husband was an alcoholic, she could not enroll in the programme.  However, she managed to convince the BAIF Field team.   After a few days, the blisters caused by digging the pits, came to the notice of her husband who changed his mind.  This was three years prior to the visit of the Governor.  Today, 20 years after joining the programme, the  family  is earning  an  annual  income  of  Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 40,000 from mango, cashew and  guava  trees and  Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 from sale of  vegetables.  Earlier, she was also selling 4 litres of buffalo milk every day and earning about Rs. 35000 to Rs.40000 annually. While one of her sons is employed with the Thane Municipal authorities, the other is employed with a private firm at Jawhar.  Wadi has enabled her to arrange a good match for her only daughter. 

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It is a pleasure to present the first two editions of the collection of case stories from the HDFC Bank Parivartan project initiated with the support of the HDFC Bank CSR and implemented by the BAIF Institute…