There is nothing impossible for a woman if she makes her mind, says Bhagyalaxmi giving herself as an example. She is a member of Ambabhavani group, Jnana Saraswati Jnana Vikasa centre of Shikaripura region in Shimoga district since past 8 years and she is a member of Jnana Vikasa since past 4 years.
Three-membered family of Bhagyalaxmi depended on preparation of papad for livelihood. “When information was given on papad preparation, I decided to do something from home. I bought a loan of Rs. 10,000 from the project, prepared papad and sold it as Rs.150 for one kilo gram. The jackfruit papad cost Rs 5 each.
After joining Jnana Saraswati Jnana Vikasa Kendra, she got motivation from other members, especially from those who were self-employed. She again bought a loan of Rs 45,000 to purchase a car for her husband. Bhagyalaxmi paid the loan back in time. She again got Rs.25, 000 for her papad business. The couple sold around 7 to 8 kgs of papad every week and got more profit. The hard work of parents paid as their daughter studies in a recognized school.