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Financial Literacy paving the way for a brighter, secure future - Guddi Devi 

 

Name of the Beneficiary: Guddi Devi W/o. Kishan Singh Rajput
Name of the SHG: Ajeetgarh Cluster
Village: Mothuka block of Alwar District 

Guddi Devi is an embodiment of hope and strength for her children. A single mother to 3 children, Guddi Devi was abandoned by her husband 15 years ago, who afflicted by his alcohol addiction left home one day in an inebriated state, never to return again. The sheer weight of household expenses altered the financial state of the family for the next 12 years, as Guddi Devi worked in a school earning Rs 1000 per month to barely support the basic needs of her family.

Three years ago, as Humana People to People India’s (HPPI) Microfinance Programme made headway into Ajeetgarh among other districts of Rajasthan, Guddi Devi availed the facility of a small loan through Microfinance programme to improve her livelihood. While this brought tangible progress in her circumstances, her economic condition received another positive boost from the Financial Literacy sessions conducted by “Mein Pragati"- A Project to enhance Financial Capability Building of Poor Women in Rajasthan by CRISIL Foundation and HPPI.

“The training sessions have bolstered my belief in the working of this programme. Recently, when I attended the Financial Literacy Sessions for 2 days – it opened my eyes and made me feel that there are better options ahead if one plans properly. During the training session, I heard everything with attention and I plan to go in for the different schemes suggested.”- Guddi Devi

Source: CRISIL Mitra’s Diary

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