Success Stories of Skilled Women from Empower Pragati


Baby Kumari, SBI Customer Service Point

EMP_TE_BABY_KUMARIBaby belongs to a family of five and lives in a village called Harpurallouth, Jitwar, Samastipur. Her father late Maheshwar Choudhary, earned a modest livelihood through selling the juices from a date tree. She has completed her 10th standard but being from an economically weaker section, she was unable to pursue her studies any further. Due to this she wanted to start working but was unable to get a suitable job for herself as she also has a slight physical disability which makes it difficult for her to do strenuous activity.

However, this did not deter her from reaching out to Empower Pragati’s DDU-GKY training centre in Samastipur, Bihar. Empower Pragati’s mobilization activities were taking place in her village when one of the staff members noticed a girl continuously looking at them with curiosity. On being approached by the team member, Baby, very politely invited the complete team to her house. Upon entering the house, the team was alarmed to see the deplorable conditions of the family and found out that the situation had gone from bad to worse ever since the sole breadwinner of the family had passed away. They were told that Baby had just passed her intermediate examination and had since discontinued her studies owing to the poor financial conditions of the family. Seeing how enthusiastic Baby was to begin working, the team informed her about the 3 months job oriented vocational training program conducted by the NIRD of India under DDU-JKY in conjunction with Empower Pragati.

Baby successfully underwent the trainng programme in the Retail-Trainee Associate course and today works in S.B.I. Customer Service Point Tajpur, Samastipur as a computer operator with a salary of Rs. 5,500 per month.

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