Bantwal Taluk resident Mrs. Prema is a member of Sri Durga Self-Help Group who built her life through Jnanavikasa Programmes. At first, she took a Pragathinidhi loan of Rs.10,000 to start a vegetable shop.
Attending Jnanavikasa programme she learned about self-employment, took periodic Pragathinidhi loan and started selling fruits along with vegetables. At present she sells Siri Dhanya and other Siri products from which she earns a good income. Her husband was a daily wager but now he helps her in vegetable shop. She has 2 children where one gets SKDRDP Sujnananidhi Scholarship from the past 3 years.
From the periodic Pragathinidhi loans taken, she repaired her house, bought household items, educated her children and improved her family’s financial condition. She participates in every Jnanavikasa programme at Jnanavikasa center and recognized as a model women in her village.